Column by Jill Sweatman, Daily Telegraph and other News Corp newspapers. Sun. August 19, 2019
Interview by Claire Heaney, Herald Sun. July 17, 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.
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?
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.
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.