Parents Talk about Raising Generation “D”

An Educational DVD for Parents

raising generation D

“The Internet is the world’s largest Slot Machine”Dr. David Greenfield, Ph.D.

In Raising Generation “D” Dr. Greenfield provides an in-depth telling of the history, theory, research, clinical issues and treatment protocols associated with Internet and Digital Technology Addiction.

A particular focus is placed on definitions and illustrations of compulsive patterns and the clinical implications of treating individuals who exhibit them.

Dr. Greenfield also discusses some of the broader psychosocial aspects of sex, gaming, and the Internet and other digital media devices. Also covered is Facebook, texting,
and the particular issues of Generation-D’s use of digital technology.

Also examined are how the unique characteristics of the Internet and other digital media technologies synergize Internet addictive behavior and promote compulsive use and addictive patterns.

Study finds: 8.5 percent of U.S. youth addicted to video games

In a time when sixty per cent of our 13 to 19-year-olds admit to being “highly addicted to their iPhones or IPads”, Dr David Greenfield introduces ‘Raising Generation D’, an interactive DVD lecture that addresses the unique and addictive properties and long-term effects of tech abuse. This highly informative DVD offers proven strategies for parents and caregivers to help manage their children’s digital devices.

A recent 2012 study shows that teenagers are ditching traditional activities in favor of online pursuits, with 23% foregoing TV and 15% dismissing books. Furthermore, research indicates that approximately one out of every eight Americans experiences signs of Internet addiction. Despite these alarming trends, only one per cent of university introductory psychology books mention Internet addiction. Nearly a decade ago, Dr. David Greenfield recognized this trend and began lecturing around the world on the impact of technology on individuals and society.

In ‘Raising Generation D’, Dr. Greenfield addresses what it is about the ‘online world’ that so completely captures teenage attention and discusses methods families can use to ‘unplug’ and create healthy habits within the real world.

As a parent, watch “Raising Generation D!” to learn how you can:

  • Gain an understanding of the theory underlying compulsive Internet and digital media behavior, e.g. why are these technologies addictive?

  • Address general issues with sexual and gaming addiction, compulsion, and the cross-connection to digital on-line media.

  • Achieve a familiarity with basic definitions, theory, clinical issues and relevant research on cybersex and on-line sexual behavior and addiction.

  • Recognize potential signs and symptoms of compulsive use of social media and texting and to examine generational issues and factors.

  • Have an opportunity to discuss of basic treatment and clinical concepts.

  • Learn about future trends and issues.

Dr. Greenfield offers this sage advice to parents: “As internet speeds increase, so does its addictive potential”

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