Hospital in Rome offers children therapy for Internet addiction

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.01.20
Hospital in Rome offers children therapy for Internet addiction
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A paediatric centre for web addiction therapy was opened yesterday at Rome's Gemelli hospital. According to the latest available estimates, Internet addiction affects 240,000 young people aged under 16 in Italy. The therapy is aimed at children and adolescents who can't do without their smartphones, tablets, PCs or digital consoles, even at night. The new centre offers tailored therapies to treat mental and physical consequences related to excessive use of the Internet and modern digital gadgets. These include problems with eyesight, posture, obesity, social isolation and cyber bullying.

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