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The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

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Parents should worry less about screen time, says UK doctors

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I was in England over the Christmas break and the topic of screen time for children came up, which caught my attention for both personal and work reasons. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says parents should take a balanced approach to screen time and that it cannot be prescriptive. This is different from Canadian guidance which recommends no screen time for children under 2 and only one hour a day for children 2-4 years old. You can read the full article here.
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Oppositional Defiance or Faulty Neuroception?

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An interesting study on Oppositional Defiance. The steps suggested seem overly simple and I look forward to reading the book when its released, where this is explained in greater detail for parents. Healthier use of screen time is mentioned briefly, and there's certainly more information needed in how it relates ODD and its triggered response in children. https://www.monadelahooke.com/oppositional-defiance-faulty-neuroception/
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Class management software used in 70% of elementary schools raises concerns about children’s rights

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ClassDojo is a system for smartphone and desktop that allows teachers and parents to quickly share information, including homework assignments and pictures and video from school. ClassDojo is used in 70 per cent of Canadian elementary schools, according to numbers obtained from the California-based company. “ClassDojo has helped demystify what we do in class,” said Alexandra Blais, a Grade 1 teacher at École Jules-Verne in Montreal North. Blais uses ClassDojo’s “class story” feature to open...
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Too much screen time for the kids? Grandparents may also be complicit

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Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today's grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their grandchildren, while under their supervision, to spend about half of their time on a mobile phone, tablet, computer or TV. The study...
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Re: Parents should worry less about screen time, says UK doctors

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Interestingly, the majority of their sample was related to watching TV, not playing games / cellphones / computers. I think this is a serious limitation of this research, as there are many significant differences in terms of interactivity, reward expectation, and level of stimulation between watching TV and playing online games, for example. As a psychiatrist, I will point out this limitation to my clients and continue to follow Canadian guidelines.
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Re: Too much screen time for the kids? Grandparents may also be complicit

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These statistics are interesting. The struggle is real on some level for every generation it seems. I recently addressed a group of 85 concerned grandfathers about screen time with their grandchildren and was inspired to write a blog to help them manage better. https://eyespyhealth.ca/grandp...-with-grandchildren/
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New gaming / gambling resource for parents & caregivers

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The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) just launched a new online resource - the Parent Hub - that provides parents/caregivers with information and guidance to help support young people to engage with and enjoy the world of video games while being safe online. Although designed for parents/caregivers, this is also a great resource for teachers, youth workers, mental health clinicians, and anyone who works with young people and their families. (Note: YGAM is a UK-based...
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Re: New gaming / gambling resource for parents & caregivers

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This looks like a great resource for family members - and at every range of the continuum of use. Both visually appealing and informative!
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