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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

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.

  • this article provides recommendations for safe/effective use of social media for youth, it acknowledges social media can be beneficial and harmful
  • the article suggest  Youth independence on social media should be age appropriate and as the youth develops social literacy skills and competencies, this is relevant to the PTU as it acknowledge it can be a problem, to assist youth to make good choices and lessen PTU-adults stay involve until the youth demonstrate competencies and has a good balance between use and non-use
  • provides suggestion on how to support youth and to screen regularly, it helps readers to understand it can be helpful and useful to use technology, monitor and intervene as needed, same with treatment
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