The purpose of this program is to raise awareness of the growing problem of internet and cell phone addiction. Several teens describe their experiences of playing on-line games for hours at a time, using cell phones to communicate with friends and spending endless hours on social networks. The video addresses nine signs, developed by Dr. David Greenfield of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, where viewers can better understand if they are at risk for addiction. For each sign the program describes ways to address and reverse course.
video, plus teacher's resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
DVD contains Spanish subtitles.
The Nine Signs of Internet Addiction
(2018) 19 min. DVD: $149 (study guide included). Human Relations Media. PPR. Closed captioned. ISBN: 978-1-62706-104-9.
Young people share their stories while Dr. David Greenfield of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction adds expert commentary in this primer on Internet addiction. Exploring the abnormal cravings and compulsive use that signal addiction, the program covers topics that include getting defensive or overprotective about time spent using the Internet, losing interest in other activities, and being online as a means of escape. Several participants express a wish to spend less time on their smartphones, and advice is given on cutting down use, changing habits, and practicing new behaviors in order to break the cycle. Also including a PDF viewer’s guide, this is sure to spur discussion. Recommended. Aud: I, J, H, P. (J. Williams-Wood)