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Screen Addicts

July 26, 2015

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Screen Addiction

It’s hard to remember life before smart phones and tablets, and with WI-FI and 4G the internet is everywhere. Technology is embedded in our work and play, and has become the essential part of our lives. But as this 60 Minutes report discovers, you can have too much of a good thing. “Internet Addiction Disorder” is now a genuine psychological illness. It’s ruining lives and even changing the way our brains process information. Worse still, experts are seeing dangerous signs in toddlers.

Reporter: Michael Usher

Producers: Phil Goyen, Grace Tobin


Tam Neale would like to hear from other internet and gaming addicts in Australia. If you'd like to get in touch, please email:

Do you need support? Visit ReStart - Net Addiction Recovery today.

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