Web Junkie

PBS Premiere: July 13, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

Links & Books


Filmmaker Website
www.webjunkiemovie.com — The film's official website offers information about the film, including interviews with the filmmakers.


To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The Web Junkie website (www.pbs.org/pov/webjunkie) offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with the filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.


Bradford Regional Medical Center
www.brmc.com/programs-services/internet-addiction-bradford-pa.php — This is the website for the first medically-based rehab program for the treatment of Internet addiction in the United States.

The New Yorker: "Is Internet Addiction a Real Thing?"
www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/internet-addiction-real-thing — This article by Maria Konnikova provides an overview of the issues related to obsessions with being online and labeling that behavior "addiction."

reSTART: Brief Internet and Gaming Screen (reSTART-BIGS)
www.netaddictionrecovery.com/the-problem/list-of-surveys/571-brief-internet-and-gaming-screen-restart-bigs-pbs.html — The Brief Internet and Gaming Screen has been developed by the reSTART professional group to help people better understand their Internet Gaming use and assists people in making decisions about the way they engage in gaming activities. This tool is designed to examine areas of use which may become problematic over the last 12 months.


Frontline: "Young & Restless in China"
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/youngchina/ — This 2008 episode of FRONTLINE follows nine young people coming of age in China. The website includes a wide range of links to background information and resources, as well as a teacher's guide.

The World of Chinese: "Log In, Sign Out"
www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/03/log-in-sign-out — This article by Matthew Dubois about Internet addiction appeared in an English language magazine published by China's oldest publishing house.


www.cyberwise.org — The site's slogan, "No grownup left behind," summarizes its purpose: to provide adults the information they need to help children use computer technology in healthy ways.

danah boyd
www.danah.org — The website of the author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens includes downloadable papers and articles.