POV’s Web Junkie and Other Teen Risks & Addiction

Educators, parents, and others regularly express concern about the well being of young people and their futures as access to technology and the internet grows greater, sometimes with each passing day.  On Monday, July 13, at 10pm WGBY will air Point of View’s (POV’s) Web Junkie, a documentary that follows the treatment of Chinese teenagers — obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual to the real world.  PBS LearningMedia also offers many resources on the subject of addition such as:

Drug Addiction is a Disease of the Brain from EarthSky: A Clear Voice for Science

Decisions and Consequences Lesson Plan | Tragedy & Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction

You’ll find many more resources such as these when searching “Addiction” on PBS LearningMedia.  You can also find more about Web Junkie and other powerful POV documentaries at their website.

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