Adolescent Screen Media Use: How much is too much?

FB Live Q&A with Prof S Houghton of UWA Graduate School of Education The University of Western Australia asks about #screentime:

“What do you think would qualify for someone who spends too much time on electronic screens? Or gaming? In excess of 8 hours a day?”
 
“What’s the bottom threshold? How does this relate to the theory and the “addiction” criteria?”
 
Prof Houghton has researched Australian Adolescent Screen Based Media Use and the link to depression and mental health. Link to open access article here:

Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age – Scotch College Talk

This week Dr Le was delighted to give a talk to the teachers and staff at Scotch College titled “Student Education and Well-being in the Digital Age” at the Torrens Park Campus in Adelaide.

Dr Le’s key message was this:

“No matter how sophisticated or advanced technology gets, we cannot forget the human aspect of learning. We must continue to invest in teachers who care about student education and well-being.”

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How teachers can help students balance Internet technology effects

Dr Le is excited to go to Vancouver this September to meet and collaborate with Cris Rowan, Canadian pediatric occupational therapist, biologist, international speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed book Virtual Child.

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POKEMON GO: parenting tips by CGI Clinic

Dr Huu Kim Le of cgiclinic.com computer, gaming and Internet health awareness website, discusses potential parenting strategies and considerations with the new cultural phenomenon Pokemon Go.
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“Biggest battle I have is restricting their video game time” Elon Musk’s parenting struggle

Having trouble restricting your child’s video game time? Well you are not alone. More and more, modern day parents are finding this a common family struggle. Even Elon Musk, founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX suffers from this parenting dilemma. With an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion (83rd wealthiest person in the world), Musk admits having difficulties limiting his 5 children from excessive video game use (he has 1 set of triplets and 1 set of twins).

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