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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.'s,products%E2%80%94for%20their%20own%20kids.

A colleague of mine shared with me how tech executives shield their own children from the tech products they help promote. I wanted to look for an article shedding more light on this. I think the bottom paragraph of the article was telling, the idea that these companies tout how they have "parental controls", but in reality, they take a more aggressive approach with their own kids, and that "parental controls" really aren't enough.

This is just a reminder of how big tech companies don't have the best interests of children/adolescents at heart. They want money and more money... It really falls to the parents to be informed of the risks. As a society, I'm hopeful the conversation about the harmful effects of tech use continues to grow, and that evidence based information about how to protect kids from these effects continues to grow.

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So relatable Sharon. Yes those working directly in their field of expertise know the problems that arise and are more apt to do more prevention. I'm not surprised to hear tech experts, shield their children from devices.

With any field of expertise this exists.  Bankers, know too well about the scams, and can thwart many of these issues - especially for on-line issues.  Doctors, probably so careful about germs/disease prevention and do things that common public doesn't. Tech and Security experts, are able to avoid certain on-line activities, that the rest of us stumble into and so on.

I believe if a child grows up with a balance of activities they will be more apt to problem solve and handle difficult situations with more ease, and enjoy life more. Enjoy life activities -outside of tech- that helps mental health, and well being.

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