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This study was designed to study the relationship between Internet addiction and academic achievement and personality characteristics of learners. The research method was a descriptive - correlational one. The statistical population included all high school students in Semnan province in 2011-2012 academic year. Based on Krejcie and Morgan table, 800 subjects were selected through stratified random sampling method. Data were gathered using young Internet addiction questionnaire and NEO personality survey. The data were analyzed through SPSS 16 software. The results showed that there was significant difference between boy and girl students in using internet. In addition, the average of using internet by boys is more than that of girls. The correlation between Internet addiction and Neuroticism and Agreement was significant and positive, however there was a significant reverse correlation between Internet addiction and extrovertism and conscientious characteristics. There was no significant relationship between Internet addiction and openness. The results also showed that personality characteristics were effective and predictive factors in using Internet.