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Parents ignoring the warnings of too much screen time

Jill Sweatman interviewed by Jesse Gilmore for Today Tonight, aired August 20, 2019.


Phone addiction in children is like drug abuse

Column by Jill Sweatman, Daily Telegraph and other News Corp newspapers. Sun. August 19, 2019

Fortnite addiction blamed for students failing in class, missing school

Interview by Claire Heaney, Herald Sun. July 17, 2019


Jill Sweatman interviewed on Perth Radio 6PR about WHO’s classification of online gaming disorder, May 31, 2019.
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How to save your kids in a Fortnite, by Jennifer Dudley Nicholson, May 26, 2019.
Rescue your teens from a Nitemare, by Jennifer Dudley Nicholson, May 26, 2019.
Kids’ raging Fortnite addiction, by Jennifer Dudley Nicholson, May 26, 2019.
Today Tonight segment “Internet Addiction”

Jill Sweatman interviewed on Today Tonight Jan 2019

Today Tonight airs a report on the seriousness of internet addiction among teens, featuring commentary from Jill on the impacts to children’s brains and on safety.

Jill leads an educational Facebook group, My Positive Technology, for parents, educators as well as medical and psychology professionals. You can request to join.

 


2018

60 Minutes “Won’t Stop, Can’t Stop. Out of Left Field”

Tara Brown presenting "Won't Stop Can't Stop"Deep public opinion is heightening about this most concerning phenomenon. We are only just scratching the tip of the iceberg and the full ramifications of the fragmentation in the family home and disruption to academic learning we are yet to see and feel.

After viewing this 60 Minutes segment, will parents be courageous enough to make the necessary changes to prevent their children being part of the many thousands of children addicted to this game, Fortnite, and others across the globe?

60 Minutes “The kids who don’t leave their rooms.”

Child holding a gaming console in bedAn important health warning for all parents. What’s really happening inside these young minds?

On the eve of 60 Minutes going to air there were over 464,000 views and in excess of 2,400 comments on their Facebook page.

60 Minutes Health Warning
As a board member for the Network for Internet Investigation and Research Australia, Jill was invited to participate in 60 Minutes’ feature on the rise of gaming addiction in children
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Parents slammed for not stopping kid’s Fortnite addiction, by Stephanie Bedo. September 3, 2018

Parents of teens who haven’t gone to school for as long as two years because of their gaming addictions have been slammed for their efforts to stop the problem behavior.

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