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New Lifehouse Treats Girls Addicted to Internet, Gaming, Social Media

New Lifehouse Treats Girls Addicted to Internet, Gaming, Social Media

Parents looking for effective therapy methods to help a struggling teen girl can learn about how we treat Internet/Technology addiction at our therapeutic boarding school in Oklahoma

New Lifehouse understands that parents want to send their teen girl to a safe, monitored environment where she receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics. 

And while the young girl enrolls our therapeutic boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, New Lifehouse also helps teen girls struggling with an addiction to internet use, gaming, cyber-bulling and more improve their mental and physical health.

Internet, Gaming and Tech Addiction in Children and Teens

Mounting evidence shows internet addiction is skyrocketing — affecting teens’ development and instilling troubling behaviors, with studies from around the world warning the web is a digital drug that can lead to obesity, depression and fatigue, while creating a fixation on cybersex and gambling.

A new study out just last month in the International Journal of Community Medicine warns that kids with learning disabilities are even more vulnerable and risk being “lost in digital space” because they are not being warned about the dangers lurking online.

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll, 45 percent of U.S. teens say they use the internet “almost constantly,” a figure that has nearly doubled from the 24 percent who responded to the same question in the 2014-15 poll. 1

One negative effect of internet addiction is that you may not have any offline personal relationships, or the ones you do have may be neglected or suffer arguments over your Internet use. 2

Internet addiction is particularly concerning for kids and teens. Children lack the knowledge and awareness to properly manage their own computer use and have no idea about the potential harms that the Internet can open them up to. The majority of kids have access to a computer, and it has become commonplace for kids and teens to carry cellphones.

While this may reassure parents that they can have two-way contact with their child in an emergency, there are very real risks that this constant access to the Internet can expose them to.

Children have become increasingly accustomed to lengthy periods of time connected to the Internet, disconnecting them from the surrounding world.

Children who own a computer and have privileged online access have an increased risk of involvement in cyberbullying, both as a victim and as a perpetrator.

Children who engage in problematic internet use are more likely to use their cellphone for cybersex, particularly through sexting, or access apps which could potentially increase the risk of sex addiction and online sexual harms, such as Tinder.

In addition, teens who play games online often face peer pressure to play for extended periods of time in order to support the group they are playing with or to keep their skills sharp. This lack of boundaries can make teen girls and boys vulnerable to developing video game addiction. This can also be disruptive to the development of healthy social relationships and can lead to isolation and victimization.

New Lifehouse Gives Teen Girls Healthy Ways to Heal

That’s why New Lifehouse treats girl students suffering from Internet Addictions. Therapists address your child’s mental and behavioral issues, and create an individual treatment plan to follow at school, including therapy. We also provide her with nutritious meals, and healthy exercise and activities. We want each student to experience effective counseling and treatment, as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.

If you want to learn more about therapy and treatment for teen girls struggling with internet addictions at our therapeutic boarding school, please call 918.435.8206 now.

Sources:

  1. https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/03/02/internet-a-digital-drug-that-has-some-teens-hooked/

  2. https://www.verywellmind.com/internet-addiction-4157289

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New Lifehouse Treats Girls Addicted to Internet, Gaming, Social Media

New Lifehouse Academy, a therapeutic Christian boarding school, helps troubled girls who are addicted to social media.

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