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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.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) recently released it's 2017 survey results. The report describes physical health indicators, mental health indicators, bullying, gambling and related problems, video gaming and related problems, and other risk behaviours among Ontario students in 2017 and changes since 1991, where available.

A few survey highlights on gambling, gaming and technology use:

  • About 7% of secondary school students indicate symptoms of a low-to-moderately severe gambling problem. About 2% indicate a high-severity gambling problem (representing about 12,200 secondary school students in Ontario);
  • One-quarter (23%) of students play video games daily or almost daily. About one-in ten (9%) students play video games for five hours or more per day;
  • Almost one-third (30%) of secondary school students spend five hours or more per day on electronic devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, gaming consoles) in their free time.

Join us for this webinar that will:
•Introduce the 2017 OSDUHS mental health and well-being results;
•Discuss key trends among Ontario students;
•Present a panel of OSDUHS researchers that will answer audience questions and discuss the implications of the findings. 

To register click here: Mental Health and Well-Being Among Ontario Students: Results of the 2017 Survey

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