Abstract: Internet addiction is considerable a disorder in need further study and it is increasing in our society. This addiction can lead to psychological and health problems such studies are lacking in Iraq especially in Basra city. Assess the prevalence of internet addiction among the secondary school in Basra city. Awareness of the student about risk of the internet addiction and follow special strategies to stop IA. Descriptive , cross sectional study carry out to assess internet addiction in secondary school in Basra city. The study was conducted at university of Basra College of Nursing 2018-2019. The sample of study (363) where number of male (216) and number of female was (147) instrument of this study was self-administered questioner for internet addiction is adapted and modified from the world wide use of Internet Addiction test (IA) conation of 28 items as proposed by Dr. Kimberly Young (a licensed psychologist and internationally known expect on internet addiction), also known as internet addiction test. Questioner consist of two part: Part one: demographic data consist of six variable include (age, sex, class, number of family member, arrangement of student in her or his family, address) to identified relationship between certain demographic data and level of internet addiction in students Part two: Composed of twenty eight question about internet addiction to evaluate level of internet addiction in secondary school student.
Luayabdulwahid Shihab, Zahraa Abbas Abdulnabi and Tariqessa , 2020. Effecting of Internet Addiction among Secondary School Student in Basrah City. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 19: 58-65.