Pinwheel Education Series: Internet Addiction & Excessive Gaming

Pinwheel Education Series: Internet Addiction & Excessive Gaming


Thursday February 23, 2012


12pm - 1pm


For many youth, the interent is an integral part of how they do homework, connect with friends and spend recreational time. Internet use can be educational and entertaining, but what happens when excessive internet use starts interfering with daily life? Internet overuse can be especially problematic for youth with mental health challenges. Join our panel as they discuss the nature of internet addiction and how parents can help kids make good choices online.


  • Dr. Susan Baer, BC Children's Hospital

  • Benjamin Wong, therapist, Richmond Addiction Services

  • Youth Speaker


Did you miss the teleconference? You can listen to it here:

Pinwheel Education Series: Internet Addiction and Excessive Gaming Recording
This is a mp3 recording of the pinwheel session on Internet Addiction and Excessive Gaming.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

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RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.