Thursday, 30 May 2019

Is Your Child a Screen-Addict?

Is Your Child a Screen-Addict?

Screen-addiction, sometimes known as "tech-Addiction" or IAD (Internet Addiction Disorder) is one of the most pervasive issues facing parents in today's world. GYE often gets questions from parents who are at their wits end regarding their children's internet usage and their inability to control it.

Although this is not really an area that GYE deals with, we'd like to offer some helpful resources that can give parents (and the kid's themselves) the proper guidance and perspective on how to deal with the challenge - see the chart below.

Although this is not really an area that GuardYourEyes addresses, we do have some helpful resources that can give parents (and teens) the proper guidance and perspective on how to deal with the challenge - see the chart below. (Note: Often this problem is just a result of "Vitamin N Deficiency" ("N" stands for "No". See this video for more on this).

GYE Resources

Description

Parenting in the Digital Age

Great videos for today's parents looking for guidance

Technology Dependance

Great videos to watch - with your teen - about the insanity of tech-dependency

Responsible Technology Use

A PDF booklet with guidance and info on using technology with care and

For Hebrew Speakers

 

mitbagrim.org.il

Special section of our Hebrew TEENS site with guidance for parents

Other Resources

 

Good Time Control Software & Solutions

Created by the "Community Connections" TAG office in the Five Towns

netaddictionrecovery.com

VIDEO GAME ADDICTION TREATMENT, INTERNET ADDICTION, AND SCREEN-TIME OVERUSE

techaddiction.ca

A treatment center and information service for adults, teens, and children who struggle with controlling their use of technology

A PBS Series called "Web Junkie"

"Web Junkie" follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake."

NY Times Article

Screen Addiction is taking a toll on children

Hebrew article called "Virtuholics"