‘It’s a Wired World’ – Benchmark Psychology Seminar Series

Managing Your Child’s Screen Time


Feel like everyday life has become a battle between you and ‘the screen’ (or rather, your child’s obsession with it)? Are you worried about the long-term (and perhaps short-term!) effects of excess screen time on your child/teen’s grades, attention, social life and wellbeing?


Well, you’re not alone, and you’re certainly not alone in struggling with what to do about it.


Benchmark Psychology is proud to present the first of a series of seminars addressing screen time, internet and gaming addiction and other ‘tech’ issues arising from today’s digital age – our ‘wired world’.


In the first of these seminars, Benchmark’s own Dr Tania McMahon will help parents better understand the problem of excess screen time and learn ways to find balance in their family.



About the seminar

The seminar will be held on Saturday 8th July, 3pm – 5pm.


The venue is:
Benchmark Psychology
2/21 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd.
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122



Attendees will:


  • Learn why screens, games and the internet are so compelling
  • Discover the key signs of problematic screen time/internet and gaming use
  • Find out recommended guidelines for maximum daily & weekly screen time for teens and kids
  • Become better equipped to have an honest,  open conversation with their child/teen about technology use
  • Learn a range of practical tips and strategies to successfully manage their child/teen’s screen time



About the presenter


Tania holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with her research focusing on behavioural addictions, specifically internet and online gaming. As a registered Clinical Psychologist practising at Benchmark Psychology, Tania has a special interest in treating a range of behavioural (and substance) addictions, including internet/technology, gambling, sex and pornography, shopping, food and exercise. She has worked extensively with adolescents and adults, also treating a range of other disorders including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and psychosis.

Dr. Tania McMahon


Tania has presented her research and commented on internet addiction and screentime issues both locally and internationally, including at the First International Conference on Behavioural Addictions in Hungary and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada. Tania appeared as a discussion panelist at the screening of ‘InRealLife’, a film exposing the internet’s addictive side, at Toronto’s Annual ‘Rendezvous with Madness’ Film Festival, and also featured as guest presenter on ‘Afternoons’ with Kelly Higgins-Devine on 612 ABC Brisbane, discussing technology and internet addiction. Tania has also written articles on these topics for several Brisbane-based publications.


Please direct all questions regarding the workshop to Tania McMahon:
(E): tania@benchmarkpsychology.com.au




How to register your attendance


The registration section appears in the section below.


To register, select the number of attendees and hit the ‘Register Now’ button.


PLEASE NOTE that you will initially be prompted to pay via PayPal only, however you will have the option later in the booking process to pay via either credit card or PayPal.  The fee will also initially appear without GST included, but GST will be added at the final stage of the online booking process.



Cost $45.00 + $4.50 GST = $49.50 TOTAL

(NB: GST will be added on at the payment stage)

Workshop size will be strictly capped at 25 participants


Venue Phone: 07 3349 5511

Venue Website:

2/21 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt, QLD, 4122, Australia

  • 8 July, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm