Gaming Addiction Now Officially Listed as a Behavioral Disorder

  World Health Organization Announces Addition to ICD Manual 2018 The World Health Organization, after reviewing the breadth of scientific research has now, for the first time, listed Internet Gaming Addiction (IGA) in the 11th International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)…

Addiction to Technology

Updated 10/22/20 Scroll for scientific articles at the end Headlines How information is like snacks, money, and drugs—to your brain. Laura Counts. Berkeley Haas Newsroom. June 19, 2019.  https://newsroom.haas.berkeley.edu/how-information-is-like-snacks-money-and-drugs-to-your-brain/ Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My…

Digital Media and Developing Minds Conference

Digital Media and Child Development The Children and Screens Institute is co-sponsoring the 2nd annual Digital Media and Developing Minds conference in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, New York from October 15-18, 2018.  Researchers will discuss how digital…

Apple Investors Concerned iPhones May Harm Children

Two Apple investors have written an open letter  to ask the company to address the negative impacts of digital technology on children’s development stating, “There is a growing body of evidence that, for at least some of the most frequent young…

Yosemite National Park: Illegal Permitting of Cell Towers

The  Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of the Interior conducted a National Park Service audit of cell towers in response to complaints about illegal cell towers in Yosemite National Park, completed July 19, 2019. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

Psychosocial Issues

However useful technology is, our dependence and immersion into a digital world has created unintended and sometimes intended consequences on our mental health and well-being. Behavioral addiction is common in our society and the technology industry has capitalized on it…

Mission Vision Goals

Mission We are a group of physicians and health professionals whose mission is to provide trusted leadership in promoting, healthy and safe environments through the safer use of technology at home, in schools, in the workplace, in healthcare settings and…