Problematic internet use - Masterclass with Dr Philip Tam

Are you worried about your students developing a problem with gaming or internet overuse in class or at home? Noticing their concentration wandering, or even their grad...
Target Audience
This course will be relevant to a wide range of professionals within the teaching community, from teachers ( both primary and secondary) to principals/ deputies, and to school counsellors and support teachers.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Are you worried about your students developing a problem with gaming or internet overuse in class or at home? Noticing their concentration wandering, or even their grades dropping? Then this is the course to assist you.

During this session I will outline the basic concepts and the historical development of the emerging phenomenon of ‘problematic internet use’ or PIU ( often dubbed ‘internet addiction’), and how a teacher or counsellor can recognise it in a student in any school-year. I will draw on both personal direct clinical experience, Australian research, and the wide international research. I will comprehensively but accessibly cover practical strategies in how to address an emerging problem in a specific student, as well as strategies to improve the ‘digital diet’ within the classroom and in the whole-school community. I will also delineate key mental-health referral and treatment pathways, when these are required in a worsening or entrenched situation.

Audience

This course will be relevant to a wide range of professionals within the teaching community, from teachers ( both primary and secondary) to principals/ deputies, and to school counsellors and support teachers.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Masterclasses are 2 hour PD presentations delivered by Australia’s leading education experts.

The events are held from 4 pm – 6 pm so that teachers can attend after school.

Live Masterclass events are free with a valid TTA Online Subscription. To learn more visit tta.edu.au/go/subscription

School teams can get significant discounts – contact admin@tta.edu.au to learn more.

Full-time education students can attend these events for free – contact admin@tta.edu.au to learn more.

Please be aware that these events will be filmed for use in the production of online courses. There will be seating available that won’t be in camera view.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 28/11/2017 Western Sydney Places available $79 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Live Presentation

2 hours

The entire course will be delivered as one live presentation.

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About the team


Dr Philip Tam

Creator

Dr. Tam is a well-regarded child psychiatrist, researcher, presenter and writer. He is a national and global pioneer in the emerging and complex field of ‘problematic internet use’ ( also known as internet addiction) in school-aged children, and regularly presents workshops and seminars on the topic to both general and professional ( teaching and medical) audiences. He contributes regularly in the Media, and has written many articles and book chapters on this topic.