Don’t forget their sleep. Still more research indicating the importance of sleep. We so often neglect this in the interest of homework, extracurriculars and the busy-ness of life. Teenagers, too!
First treatment center for Internet addiction opens in the U.S. We are evidently behind other countries in recognizing and treating this problem. Internet addiction isn’t officially recognized as a mental disorder. However, the recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders cites “Gaming Addiction” as an area for further research. Here’s hoping this area gets the attention it deserves by clinicians and researchers. I know we are behind this problem not out in front of it.