Time:  Aug 31, 2023
Location:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:  Virtual

Many children and teens spend several hours daily on screens for entertainment. When does heavy use of digital technologies by children turn into an addiction, and what is “problematic use?” How can parents, caregivers, or clinicians identify harmful dependence on digital media, and what are effective interventions for youth suffering from digital addiction?

Children and Screens’ #AskTheExperts webinar “Screen Extremes: Children and Digital Addictions” was held on Thursday, August 31, 2023. A panel of child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers and parents of youth with lived experience of gaming addiction discussed tips for assessing children’s media use, prevention strategies for digital addiction, and best practices and treatments for helping youth who have developed an unhealthy and damaging relationship with digital media.


  • Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD

    Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, Director Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Division of Addictions Research at Yale; Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale; Yale University School of Medicine
  • Naomi Fineberg, MBBS, MA, MRCPsych

    Professor of Psychiatry; Consultant Psychiatrist University of Hertfordshire; Highly Specialized Service for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jason Nagata, MD, MSc

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of California, San Francisco
  • Clifford Sussman, MD

    Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist; Internet and Gaming Addiction Specialist; Volunteer Clinical Faculty George Washington University
  • Elaine Uskoski

    Video gaming addiction speaker, author, and coach; Family Coach Game Quitters

Video and Resources

Watch a recording of the webinar "Screen Extremes: Children and Digital Addictions," read the transcript, and view other related content in Learn and Explore.