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Homeland network is calling

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Modern society is characterized by crisis phenomena in many areas of life. Difficult socio-economic conditions greatly complicate the lives of the entire population and destroy ideological attitudes. The situation on the labor market is complicated, many have not solved the housing problem. This leads to a loss of a sense of stability and security among a significant part of the population of our country. There is a fear of reality, which gives rise to the desire to escape from reality. People with low adaptive abilities are more prone to this. In search of protection from stress, discomfort, stress, they resort to addictive behavior strategies. In varying degrees, it is deviant, abnormal.


Numerous works of domestic and foreign scientists are devoted to various aspects of such behavior. Programs are being developed for the prevention and correction of alcohol and tobacco dependence. However, with the growth of cyber users in Russia and in the world, the problem of Internet addiction becomes more obvious (virtual, Internet or cyberraddiction, netagolism). The first to come across were psychotherapists and companies that incur losses due to employees with a pathological urge to stay in the online space. For military personnel with an increased risk of developing cyberdaddiction, the performance of duty and the performance of professional duties can be difficult.

The army is a reflection of society. Therefore, the study of the characteristics of the formation and dynamics of the addictive process in case of Internet dependence of military personnel is a job whose acuity will only increase.

The term “Internet addiction” was suggested by Dr. Ivan Goldberg in 1994 to describe the pathological, irresistible craving for the use of the Internet. Behaviorally, it manifests itself in the fact that people so much prefer life on the Web that they actually begin to give up physical existence, spending up to 18 hours a day in virtual reality. Another definition of Internet addiction is the obsessive desire to enter the Internet while being off-line, and the inability to leave it, being on-line.

This dependence is non-chemical, that is, does not lead to the destruction of the body. By impact, it is closer to gambling. However, if for the formation of traditional types of dependence takes years, then the period is sharply reduced. According to K. Young, 25 percent became dependent within six months after starting work on the Internet, 58 percent - in the next six months, and 17 percent - after a year.

Ensuring the security of the individual, society and the state in the conditions of information aggression unleashed against Russia, where the battlefield is public and individual consciousness, requires constantly keeping specialists in the focus of the problem of network preferences among military personnel. Traditionally, the most computerized education. In military schools there are both the Internet and people prepared for its use. The results of studies conducted among the cadets revealed a general tendency of cyberdependence.

Homeland network is calling


Most - 60 percent pay the Web two or three hours a day, which is the norm for the modern user. However, up to 23 percent of cadets already have obvious signs of dependence, spending three to six hours of their time on the Internet (we do not specify in which range we are connected to the Internet during the day, we are only interested in summarized temporary indicators). Particular attention should be paid to the fact that 14 percent definitely suffer from cyberdocumentation, wandering the web for eight hours or more. And only three percent of respondents use the Internet one hour a day.

The data obtained indicate that 71 percent of Russian cadets prefer to communicate in social networks, 19 percent go to gaming, entertainment, search sites, and only every tenth visits learning sites.

All this is in direct conflict with the declared goal of intensifying the educational process at the expense of web technologies. After all, in fact they are used for other purposes. It's time to think about the adjustments in the educational process.

What is the picture of network bias in foreigners studying at Russian military colleges? 45 percent spend on the Internet two to three hours a day, 23,5 percent - three to six hours. 21,6 percent are immersed in virtual reality for four to eight hours, up to 5,9 percent - 10 – 18 hours per day. And only 3,9 percent of foreign cadets use the Internet for educational purposes by the hour every day. As for the analysis of Internet preferences, it turned out that 66,6 percent go to social networks, 31,4 percent go to gaming, entertainment, search sites, and only two percent have training resources in priority. Thus, the predilections of Russian and foreign cadets are similar. Quite a significant amount of visits to the second social networks can be explained by the need to communicate with relatives.

Taking into account the dynamics of growth in the number of students using the Internet outside the norm, one can speak about the risk of forming dependence among a significant number of cadets at military universities. The increase in time spent on the web is extinguished by negligent performance of immediate duties. Suffer and study, and service.

Internet addicts usually try to hide from others the time spent on the Internet and what exactly they are doing on the Web. Lying to colleagues, commanders, family members, friends is a component of any addictive process. As a rule, the first to pay attention to the excessiveness of hobbies and it is the people around who suggest the loss of control. But addicts have a negative attitude towards attempts to distract them from being online. And commanders, colleagues, friends often regard this as odd, although there is a formation of a painful dependence.

One of the most important negative consequences of Internet addiction is the damage not only of production activities, but also of social activity. Addictive realization becomes a surrogate for interpersonal contacts, isolation from them increases in real life. This is a very dangerous trend for military units, since the nature of the weapons used, the forms and methods of combat are collective. Internet addicts believe that it is easier to communicate with a person online than personally.

An integral part of such a realization is anticipation, that is, thoughts about the state of withdrawal from reality, the possibility and the way to achieve it. Internet addicts tend to “anticipate” what they will do on the Web while offline or fantasize about being online (including in class, self-study or in service). A person seeks to addictive realization, wanting to get rid of the weary mental state and replace it with a state of other content.

Internet dependent servicemen, being offline, experience emptiness, boredom, depression, depression, irritation or nervousness. This state goes away as soon as they are online. Addictive realization creates the illusion of the possibility to control the mental state without any harm for yourself, to evoke a feeling of comfort at will, to get rid of unpleasant emotions and thoughts. The availability of gadgets and Internet access points leads to the fact that dependent servicemen have little light day and they use night time for their addictions.

The development of addiction sooner or later leads to a change in lifestyle, disruption of sleep / wakefulness and rest / workload, as a result of which not only productivity, but also physical health suffers. The soldier neglects sleep, personal hygiene, food, official duties. Drive self-preservation is depressed, there are depression, suicidal thoughts.

When a soldier develops Internet addiction, there is another danger: at a certain stage, a situation arises when a person tries to get rid of one misfortune and falls into the “trap” of another. Was tied to the Internet - switched to drugs. He was a workaholic - he became a pathological player (gambler) and so on.

It is characteristic that in the Internet-dependent military environment, more than three-quarters of the respondents had periods of alcohol, drug or other substance altering consciousness. The combination of cyberdiction with other forms of deviant behavior: gambling, sexual hyperactivity has been revealed. Correction of Internet dependence on military personnel requires long-term treatment by a psychotherapist individually or in a group.

How is prevention in other countries delivered? Back in 2004, the Finnish authorities officially allowed conscripts with Internet addiction to take a respite from the army. Military doctors thought that young people should be given time to unlearn spending time on the Internet and find friends in reality. At the same time, the armed forces freely release home to those who have felt the consequences of the addiction to the Network during their service. According to the authorities, soldiers with addiction are unlikely to be effective in battle, so they should be given a chance for healing away from military matters. The same problem is in the armed forces of the United States, China and other military powers.

Improving the quality of work with personnel, more careful monitoring of gadgets, creating conditions when the use of the Network becomes impossible on the territory of higher military educational institutions and military units can serve as prevention and a way to combat Internet addiction. Later, when society faces recognition of cyberdependence as a type of pathology at the official level (legal, medical, etc.), it is necessary to consider measures that impede the flow of Internet addicts to military universities. Conscripts with such a diagnosis should be sent for treatment, not for service.
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  1. izya top
    izya top 12 February 2017 06: 09
    +4
    social networks evil am and VO ... that VO request I'm already old, can I recourse
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 12 February 2017 07: 12
      +3
      and VO ... that VO I'm already old, I can


      smile VO is an advanced trench in front of the NATO troops ... so hold on there ... I’ll be there if I can help you ... if you have enough strength.
      1. cap
        cap 12 February 2017 07: 34
        +4
        In May, as the snow melts, I leave the bayonet trenches in the ground and plant a radish laughing drinks

        Quote: iza top
        social networks evil am and VO ... that VO request I'm already old, can I recourse

        Quote: The same Lech
        and VO ... that VO I'm already old, I can


        smile VO is an advanced trench in front of the NATO troops ... so hold on there ... I’ll be there if I can help you ... if you have enough strength.
    2. g1v2
      g1v2 12 February 2017 12: 21
      +2
      Social networks are unfortunately not evil, but the future. For some people, a telephone has long been considered strange and that teenagers can hang on it for hours. Any person has a need to communicate with their own kind, and it is the Internet that has allowed this need to be met as fully as possible. Only in it you can find like-minded or opponents to argue, exchange opinions with people who are really interested. Here, for example, at my work and surrounded by people with whom I could discuss military equipment, international events, politics, military operations, and so on - a couple of three people. And then this communication is often one-sided - that is, a person receives information from me, but I do not from him. Everything that he can tell me, I already read somewhere or heard and so on. request At the same time, on the Internet, finding people who can really tell something interesting or even talk about something, from whom you can learn something is not a problem. Hence the dependence. But that’s all right. I am an adult who lived without an Internet, and can go on a hike either in the countryside, or with someone else and gather somewhere. And the youth who grew up with him and who cannot imagine the world without him? For her, he is a necessity, not entertainment. It already turns out as a symbiosis - an additional sensory organ. And with the development of technology, this symbiosis will only strengthen. hi
    3. birs
      birs 12 February 2017 14: 33
      0
      Everything is natural. What interests, say, a primitive person? Acquaintance with the opposite sex, possession of things. Imperious? High post, position in society. Emotional? Music, cinema. Smart? Information, which is a huge amount on the Internet. This is in the simplest outline. Who is inclined to what, that is what he strives for. The only question is the amount of time spent in the net, the more it is, the worse the state of affairs in the real world, once you have to flee it. Psychosophy partly describes the process.
    4. Days
      Days 13 February 2017 02: 08
      0
      Quote: iza top
      social networks evil am and VO ... that VO request I'm already old, can I recourse

      In fact, topwar is a standard niche social network, of which there are many on the Internet.
  2. MPK105
    MPK105 12 February 2017 06: 41
    +7
    I agree, we must learn to fight in the troops, and not communicate in social networks
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 12 February 2017 09: 40
      +2
      The fact that the struggle of minds occurs before the physical struggle, even children know.

      A hot war occurs only when, on all other priorities of governing humanity, the war is lost. Hybrid warfare is warfare on all six management priorities.
      The USSR was not destroyed as a result of a hot war ... Trump won on social networks ...
  3. jovanni
    jovanni 12 February 2017 08: 07
    +3
    In the future, when society faces the recognition of cyberdependence as a form of pathology at the official level (legal, medical, etc.), measures should be considered that impede the entry of Internet addicts to military universities. Draftees with such a diagnosis should be sent for treatment, and not for service.


    Well, you bastard, gadget! But not only you ... Actually, the problem is wider. Clip thinking has taken over the world. The infection creeps in from everywhere, and not just from the Internet. The entire communications system has changed. Yes, what’s there, even T9 is trying to make SMS for you. Everywhere caring assistants to the brain ... This led to the fact that the modern person (already the majority) is not able to read a book! What can I read, a modern student is not able to write an essay, or even a cheat sheet. He stupidly cannot highlight the main idea in the text ... And let me ask, so where do you get sensible recruits from?
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 12 February 2017 08: 20
      +1
      so where then come from sensible recruits?


      smile Yes indeed from
      bailers
      to take ... hi
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 12 February 2017 08: 24
        +3
        Sorry, in a hurry ... fellow
        By the way, - therefore, not only young organisms are susceptible ... belay
  4. ava09
    ava09 12 February 2017 09: 37
    +2
    (c) Numerous works of domestic and foreign scientists are devoted to various aspects of this behavior. Programs are being developed for the prevention and correction of alcohol and tobacco dependence. (C)
    The energy of these scientists and the development of measures to eliminate those living conditions that cause addiction ...
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 12 February 2017 09: 48
      +2
      Quote: ava09
      The energy of these scientists and the development of measures to eliminate those living conditions that cause addiction ...

      - You have never heard the proverb “pig of the dirt”?
      - under the Union (as many here proclaim) everything was "with the conditions" ... well, just perfect
      - nonetheless, alcoholics ... lacked, let’s say, even in excess yes
      1. ava09
        ava09 12 February 2017 11: 26
        +2
        Quote: Cat Man Null
        - You have never heard the proverb “pig of the dirt”?

        This proverb is right for you.
        Quote: Cat Man Null
        in the Union (as many people proclaim here) everything was “with the conditions” ... well, just perfect, nevertheless alcoholics ... lacked, let's say, even in excess

        Russophobe does not pay attention to the essence, he operates allegedly with facts, interpreting them in his favor ... One question: What "ideal conditions under the Union" do you mention? About the Civil War and the devastation after it? Or about the Great Patriotic War? After these terrible shocks, the conditions were "ideal" for what?
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 12 February 2017 11: 34
          +2
          Quote: ava09
          What "ideal conditions under the Union" do you mention?

          - about the very ones about whom various people cry ... lovers of free housing and medicine, for example
          - about the very ones that were in 70 and beyond ... life was hard more comfortable easier than now, no?
          - nevertheless, drunks ... were enough, really ...

          Quote: ava09
          This proverb is right for you.

          - not ham, not at home ... and not at home ham yes
          1. ava09
            ava09 12 February 2017 12: 06
            +2
            Dur ... m the law is not written, if it is written, it is not read, if it is read, it is not understood, if it is understood, it is not right ...
            1. Vasiliev Yu
              Vasiliev Yu 12 February 2017 14: 49
              0
              Quote: ava09
              Dur ... m the law is not written, if it is written, it is not read, if it is read, it is not understood, if it is understood, it is not right ...

              Here you are wrong.
          2. basmach
            basmach 12 February 2017 19: 39
            0
            To judge the number of drunks, about the lover of everything paid, you had to live at that time and observe these drunks (which now, by the way, are even more)
    2. Boris55
      Boris55 12 February 2017 09: 54
      +1
      Quote: ava09
      Programs are being developed for the prevention and correction of alcohol and tobacco dependence.

      On the one hand, they advertised in every possible way, on the other, they fought courageously ... It seems that everything’s aisle laughing
      Who doesn’t when - see from the 15 minutes.


      Ukrainians-are not able to build anything worthwhile. Khokhol Khrushchev and Brezhnev destroyed the USSR. Crest Poroshenko and others destroy Ukraine ...
  5. Prometheus
    Prometheus 12 February 2017 10: 16
    +1
    The problems in the article are indicated correctly, only everything is described by an overly official, clerical style.
  6. beeper
    beeper 12 February 2017 10: 59
    +1
    The article is interesting, comments too! There is something to think about.
    hi
  7. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 12 February 2017 18: 37
    0
    All this is in direct contradiction with the declared goal of intensifying the educational process through web technologies.
    Hehe ... In order to intensify, one must at least somehow understand what exactly, how to do it and for what. And such a task completely surpasses the intellectual level of the overwhelming majority of both the teaching staff and the entire composition of high power. The "intelligent power trap" in all its glory.
    Have you heard? Simple sort of thing. Simply, from a certain (and not so high) level of intelligence, a person cannot take a leading position in a group. Do you understand? Power is not for the smart. And time requires not just the mind (which already prevents the occupation of a high post), but a super-powerful mind. But where can I get it ?! Ambush...
    But addiction .... The human mind likes to think. But thinking is hard and painful. Somewhere one formed thought per week, at least from three levels of awareness. And even one per month ... And you need to train constantly. How it works? Is there at least someone who represents the work of the brain in the sense of producing mental products?