All Latest Posts

Dr Le winner of Toastmasters Division Speech Contest

Dr Le and the other speech contest winners at the South Australian Toastmasters Public Speaking Final

Congratulations to Dr Huu Kim Le, who won the South Australian Toastmasters Division Speech Contest (International Category), with his speech “Ditch your Digital Device”.

Dr Le competed against 5 other finalists from 27 clubs in South Australia. The quality of speeches that day were amazing and Dr Le will now proceed to compete at the District level in Hobart, Tasmania at the Toastmasters Convention in May.

Dr Le has been working on his 7 minute speech for the past 12 months to communicate his message on smartphone addiction in a compelling, entertaining and engaging performance.

Did you know?
“We’re consuming everywhere, at any time. Thirty-five percent of us check our phone within five minutes of waking up in the morning, with 70 percent using phones during mealtimes with family and friends.”

Reference:
https://www2.deloitte.com/au/mobile-consumer-survey

INTERNET GAMING ADDICTION: LIVE WEBINAR

Dr Le was recently invited to participate as a panelist for the Mental Health Professionals Network​ live webinar on Internet Gaming Addiction.

Perspectives on IGD from a GP, psychologist, psychiatrist and MH nurse suitable and directed at clinicians

Full 60 minute Youtube link and case study notes available FREE at MHPN.org.au here:

Through an exploration of online gaming addiction, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • recognise clinical effects and harms to mental health related to internet gaming addiction
  • increase skills and understanding of managing internet gaming addiction and improve awareness of evidence based interventions
  • identify strategies to engage specialist services when treating someone with internet gaming addiction.links:
    https://www.mhpn.org.au/WebinarRecording/88/Internet-gaming-addiction-and-the-effects-on-mental-health#.WjIEYzT-vct

 

Dr Le guest interview on the Game Quitters Podcast Ep.6

Dr Le was recently invited by Cam Adair to speak on the Game Quitters Podcast.

Game Quitters is the largest support community for video game addiction. They help 25,000 gaming addicts/month in 80 countries around the world.

Continue reading Dr Le guest interview on the Game Quitters Podcast Ep.6

“Video game playing, attention problems, and impulsiveness: Evidence of bidirectional causality” (Gentile, Lim, Khoo 2012)

The difference between attention Vs visual attention and why your child cannot take their eyes off a screen, why we can’t take our eyes off a car crash and why you should sell your child’s copy of GTA.

Continue reading “Video game playing, attention problems, and impulsiveness: Evidence of bidirectional causality” (Gentile, Lim, Khoo 2012)

Reaction to NYpost “Digital heroin” “Glow Kids” article

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:

http://nypost.com/2016/12/17/kids-turn-violent-as-parents-battle-digital-heroin-addiction/

http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/?_ga=1.13533175.1336544492.1479212076