WWW.Warning — Negative Internet Sites

Something Fishy website will never provide any site names that are being bad influence on individuals…..The given information in this article only gives a general information on the negative internet sites and it’s bad effect on people surfing these sites having eating disorders.

Before the beginning of this so called internet dominant era where people just go and browse the internet for the topic they are looking for (which is pretty easy) , number of people suffering from eating disorders like Bulimia and Anorexia used to read book and enlighten themselves on eating disorders they are suffering from or may be on a path to get them. It can be due to several reasons as follows:

  1. To prevent the feeling of loneliness.
  2. To know that they are not only the one suffering from the disorder.
  3. To find how not to act and how to act.
  4. As it helps to find them tips on how to manage their behavior.

Many researches have proven that one of the signs and symptoms the people suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia are well aware of the disorder they are having. They even know the physical risks of the disorders they are suffering from.

Presently in this new computer era where people are stuck to their phones the reading process have taken a new turn. Individuals are now attracted towards reading a lot about eating disorders on the internet.

The internet has both good and bad in it as there are some sites on the internet that has really positive impact and aimed at people’s recovery through their sites similarly there are negative sites that create a opposite impact on the people. Also there are sites that are focused on promoting eating disorders as a part of every lifestyle. And also there are other organizations that work towards the removal of these sites from the internet.

There are many reasons that people visit these sites:

  1. To prevent the feeling of loneliness.
  2. To know that they are not only the one suffering from the disorder.
  3. To find how not to act and how to act.
  4. As it helps to find them tips on how to manage their behavior.

These days most of the sites have created a bulletin boards that can virtually “talk” to one another forming a bond of friendship as they don’t feel alone.

One of the main concerns about these sites are that people suffering from these disorders on connecting with these sites make them come under the influence of their negative impact making them very desperate about weight loss and also how being skinny is important  have goal-weights and tips listed, and have pictures of very thin and even emaciated people to aspire to be like.

These sites are known to be dangerous for many reasons as they promote eating disorders:

  1. One of the main reasons is that the people who are suffering from this disorder often do not consider them or deny that they are suffering from the above disorders. Sometimes they also feel like they can control it.
  2. People suffering from this often feel like they need the acceptance from the people around them even if it takes the pain of changing their original behavior.
  3. Surrounded by people who appreciate their behavior makes it justified for them. and they also feel like restricting, purging and using other ways is a good way to feel better.
  4. People who are suffering from these disorders always carve for attention. Sometimes it feels like they are invisible to other people.
  5. Having an Eating Disorder often means hiding your feelings — or stuffing them down — or feeling as though you have no right to talk about them — or attempting to feel numb. A sufferer can feel like their emotions are insignificant. If they are encouraged to talk about nothing except weight and food and behaviors, there is no incentive for them to address or work on healing from any of the underlying issues and emotions. In other words, these negative types of websites encourage them to stay immersed in their behaviors and far away from their feelings.
  6. Isolation becomes one of the option for the people suffering from these disorders. Staying online surrounded by people just as sick as you, encouraging you to stay sick, and not encouraging you to work on recovery, is another way to isolate. Being online with virtual “buddies” is to isolate further. Being online with virtual “buddies” who talk excessively about weight, food and how to be thin is to isolate with the Eating Disorder further.

If you yourself suffer with an Eating Disorder, please consider why you visit negative websites that promote Eating Disorders as a good way to lose weight. Please know that you can feel less alone by visiting sites that offer hope, or by talking to someone in real time. Most of you already know the physical dangers of engaging in these behaviors and recognizing those risks isn’t incentive enough to stop — but at least give yourself the opportunity to find your own incentive to work on it.

If you suspect your child or loved-one is suffering with an Eating Disorder, watch where they go on the internet. Though blocking software can be good, don’t always rely on it… you’d be surprised how well kids know their way around the computer — and they DO know how to delete the internet history to cover their tracks. Limit online access. Consider parental controls through a router-based solution (like LinkSys). Stay involved in knowing where they go on the internet. Be aware these sites are out there — and you’ll know them when you see them. The vast majority of them are very much upfront about what they are and what they are doing.

There are online communities that promote recovery. Our own bulletin board for support does just that. We have rules in place for safety (no numbers, no tips) and monitors who constantly watch the boards. We set up these rules years ago, even before these negative types of sites began to appear, with all of the reasons above in mind. We wanted to provide as safe an atmosphere as possible that could promote recovery and give sufferers a place to talk about their real emotions.

Also read: This is a PRO-Recovery Website

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