Navigating The Cyberworld With Your Child
Addictive Internet use is a relatively new phenomenon which many people are unaware of and subsequently do not seek treatment for. While there is no escaping the use of the Internet in schools and offices in today’s technology-driven world, excessive Internet use may lead to deteriorating relationships or interfere with life’s responsibilities. This book compiles a series of articles about the different types of Internet-related addictions that a child or teenager may face, such as pornography, social networking, gaming and online shopping. It also explores the legal problems that arise from cybercrimes and discusses the services and programmes available for both the victims and perpetrators. Finally, it explores the implications of future technology and research into this area.
About the Author
Dr Ong is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore, and holds various professional appointments in the medical field of psychiatry. Mr Tan Yi Ren is a researcher in Internet addiction, cyber bullying, selective mutism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder.
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