TEDx Adelaide 2015 · November 2015
What happens when our children become engrossed in their on-line world and why is so hard to draw them away? Growing up Kim loved computers games too and has worked as a psychiatrist helping our children with Internet gaming addiction. Kim helps us to understand this world as he asks, 'Do babies really need the Internet?'.
Dr Huu Kim
Australian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advanced Trainee
Dr Huu Kim Le is an Australian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advanced Trainee. Kim recently conducted an investigation at the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore on Internet gaming. This work aligns with his passion for helping others enjoy gaming in a healthy way, something central to the clinic and website he has established to increase Internet gaming and health awareness. Growing up, Kim loved computer games. A meeting with a mentally ill patient that shared their illness behaviour with their avatar inspired Kim to become a psychiatrist, including study at the University of Adelaide, before he went on to work in teenage internet gaming addiction clinics in Asia. Kim wants to spread the idea that regardless of the real world or the online world, the worlds of children matter. He would like to share his experience of working with children to ask the provocative question “Do babies really need the Internet?”