Teen Internet Addiction

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2020
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Internet addiction, is it real? YES!

Teens on a beach, yet immersed in their digital life.
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Today we are facing a time when teen depression is on the rise. Young people are struggling with anxiety, stress and overwhelmed by peer pressure. They are completely immersed in their screens without considering their emotional or physical health.

Warning signs

-An obsession with being online
-Frustration, anxiety, and irritability when not able to get online
-Abandoning friends (family) or hobbies in order to stay digitally connected
-Continuing to spend time online even after negative repercussions (such as failing grades, deteriorating relationships, and even health issues)

Have you tried:

  • Phone contracts
  • Removing their devices
  • Local therapy
  • Digital detox plans

But find your teen still falling back into their old obsessive patterns?

Getting help

With summer around the corner, Reset Summer Camp could be a great option for your family.

Reset Summer Camp offers a fully immersive, clinical program hosted on a university campus, providing a fun-filled summer camp atmosphere. Participants are able to detox from their screen addiction and learn how to self-regulate, as they participate in individual and group therapy.

Both affordable and effective, Reset offers a 4 week programs for teens (13-17) and 2 week programs for kids (8-12). Visit www.resetsummercamp.com for more information. They also offer financial assistance.

Residential therapy

Maybe your teen has escalated to a point where he needs more than 4 weeks? In some situations the teen is struggling both emotionally and physically to a point that they need more intense care and attention.

This is where Parent Universal Resources can help you find safe and quality options.

Keep in mind, this is not about removing technology from your child’s life. It’s about giving them the tools to have a healthy relationship with their digital world.

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