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Webinar--Caught in the Web: Risks and Responses to Excessive Technology Use by Youth, CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario

Online
September 10, 2013

1:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT)

We’re all connected. Everyone likes being connected to friends and what’s going on around them. What has changed is the growing number of ways we have of connecting and the easy, instant access we have to people and information globally.

Many youth use the Internet for ways that enhance their lives such as for school work and maintaining relationships with friends. However, some young people could develop problems with media.

Join us for a webinar on risks and responses to excessive technology use by youth for health promotion, public health and prevention audiences.

This webinar, hosted by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre in partnership with CAMH’s Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, will explore the issues of youth and interactive media, games and social networks. A community partner will join to share their experiences in promoting safe involvement with media, games and social networks. Issues that will be addressed in this webinar through an interactive format include:

  • Can you become “addicted” to the Internet?
  • Why are some young people more likely to develop problems with media, games and social networks?
  • What are the signs that show a young person may have problems with the Internet?
  • What kind of help exists for young people that have problems with the Internet?
  • What can those who work with young people and parents do to promote safe involvement with media, games and social networks and prevent problems?

Presenters:

  • Lisa Pont, MSW, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Colleen Tessier, BSW, RSW, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Giselle Signoroni, MSW, RSW, SAL Social Worker, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Registration Details:

To register, please go to: https://caughtintheweb.eventbrite.com.

Webinar login instructions will be provided by email to participants upon registration.