Teen Internet Addiction Is Topic Of Free Parenting Seminar Hosted By Meridian Health, Monmouth University, and Prevention First
Free seminar will address the risks and symptoms of internet addiction, bullying, predators, and how to safeguard children when they're onlineToday's adolescents are growing up at a time when the Internet is a seamless part of daily life. And, while the Internet can be an extremely useful resource and source of entertainment, it can also become a dangerous place for children, and can sometimes even grow into a life-altering addiction. Join Meridian Health, Prevention First, and the School of Social Work at Monmouth University as they present a panel of experts to address and discuss these issues on March 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Anacon Hall at Monmouth University.
This seminar will include: .. An overview of Internet addiction, including such topics as bullying and predator awareness, presented by Detective Robert Angelini of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. .. A Monmouth County mom's personal account of her son's addiction to online gaming and how it affected her family. .. A discussion about the impact Internet addiction has on our adolescents, presented by addiction specialist, Rajiv Juneja, M.D. .. A review of the negative effects of this type of dependence by Educational Consultant, John Najar, M.A. .. A question and answer session moderated by, Joseph Miller Ph.D., director of Behavioral Health Services at Meridian Health. .. Closing remarks with Barbara Sprechman, director of Community Services for Prevention First.
For more information or to register for this informative seminar, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.
Meridian Health is a family of not-for-profit health care organizations comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and occupational health centers located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.