Dr Kim Le, child psychiatrist from Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) was recently interviewed by Adelaide’s Mix 102.3 Radio show with Jodi and Soda. This interview was to better help the community and especially parents to better understand the potential negative effects of online computer games, signs to look out for addiction and what steps can be taken to help prevent addiction.
Last year, Dr Le featured on Triple J Hack’s segment on Internet Gaming Disorder (DSM-5).
Tune into Triple J Hack this afternoon as Dr Le will discuss the inclusion of Gaming Disorder into the WHO ICD-11 announcement, today 1730pm AEST.
What does this recognition mean for those seeking help for gaming disorder?
This will increase public awareness and recognition of gaming disorder as a serious modern day health issue. The potential flow-on effect is that gaming disorder can no longer be ignored by the computer games industry, local governments and most of all the consumer of internet games. This will hopefully lead to better access to effective prevention, assessment and management programs.
A brief video on Dr Le’s initial thoughts on this viral article, the increased awareness created by attention grabbing headlines versus stigma around your child’s use of technology.
Original NYPost articles here:
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.”
STEP 1: Check out the RUOK? website guide on “How to ask a mate” here.
STEP 2: Try your best to arrange a face-to-face connection in the real world.
STEP 3: When face-to-face attempt to reconnect without the use of digital devices (eg. turn your mobile to airplane mode and do your best to talk without digital interruptions. Continue reading How to start a conversation that could save a life in 3 steps- RUOK?