Couple Good Books on tech addiction!

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Couple Good Books on tech addiction!

Cyber junkie : escape the gaming and internet trap / Kevin J. Roberts.

iDisorder : understanding our obession with technology and overcoming its hold on us / Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

Found both of these at my public library. Very good reading. The first book is about the depths of despair of some gamers. The second book relates more to the obsessive over-checking of email/smartphones etc.

Good luck to everyone here! I am a new member, parent of badly addicted gamer teen.

Cheers, FAO

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Welcome, FAO. I agree,

Welcome, FAO.

I agree, "Cyber Junkie" is a very helpful book. I, too, am the parent of a teen gamer and although I had the book for months, I couldn't seem to read it at home. It upset me too much for some reason. I finally read it on a trip I took alone and am so glad that I did.

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Thanks hbird! The sobering

Thanks hbird! The sobering truths in Cyber Junkie hit very hard. For example the idea that a child needs to hit bottom first, before addressing their addiction, is just so troubling and disturbing for any parent. Not for the fragile, to be sure. Hang in there.

Peace, FAO

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