More and more young people suffer from cyberdépendance

News 27 March, 2018
  • Patricia Hélie

    Tuesday, 27 march 2018 17:45

    Tuesday, 27 march 2018 17:45

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    Centers therapy The Great Way to welcome each year nearly 250 adolescents from 12 to 17 years of grappling with problems of drug addiction, compulsive gambling and cyberdépendance. For the past few years, the number of young people who consult for the cyberdépendance is constantly on the increase.

    Janika Bélanger has 17 years old. It is in the centre of Saint-Célestin for eight weeks. Two months ago, it could easily go the sleepless nights on her cell phone. Today, she captures his first outing at home.

    “I think I’m going to use the internet only in the common areas of the house, never in my room. And at night, I think I’m going to leave my cell in the house of my mother.”

    According to her, many are those who leave the technology to rot their lives. “Before, if the phone rang during dinner, it was the phone that bothered us. Now, it is as if when we talk, it bothers !”

    More and more young people visiting the centre for the cyberdépendance. And according to the ceo, David Laplante, it is not likely to decrease anytime soon.

    “I am convinced that it will increase. The last two years, it has welcomed around 25 young people. We will easily double.”

    The Great path has taken in the last year 223 adolescents. The average age is 15.7, 38% are girls and 62% of boys.