Could Your Child Be Addicted To Video Games? WHO Announces “Gaming Disorder”
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Could Your Child Be Addicted To Video Games? WHO Announces “Gaming Disorder”

In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual the World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases. Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, a spokesperson for behavioural addictions at Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists said,”We come across parents who are distraught,...

4 Do’s and Don’ts for Monitoring Teen’s Internet Use
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4 Do’s and Don’ts for Monitoring Teen’s Internet Use

In 2017, parents need to teach their children how to responsibly use the internet. Problematically, many parents don’t even have the skills they need to be teaching their children! If you find yourself struggling to teach your child how to responsibly use social media, online gaming, or the internet in general, Ottawa Youth Counselling can help....

Ottawa Internet Addiction & What To Do About It
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Ottawa Internet Addiction & What To Do About It

Canadians spend more time online than most other developed nations. Whether it’s on our desktops at home, laptops at school, or mobiles while we’re on the go; some studies show that the average Canadian spends over 14 hours a week online. For most of us, time online adds value to our lives. For others, it...