Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., surveyed college students about their use of the Internet and found that:
*63.9 percent have gotten less than 4 hours sleep in a night more than once because of using the Net.
*66.7 percent have been late for appointments more than once because they were spending time online.
*71.3 percent have missed a meal more than once rather than interrupt time on the Net.
*52.8 percent have used the Net to make themselves feel better when feeling sad, overwhelmed, or blue.
*38.9 percent have tried to spend less time on the Net, but have found it difficult to cut back.
*27.8 percent have seen their grades go down because they have been putting more time into Net-related activities.
*10.2 percent have dropped a class instead of spending less time on the Net.
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