Internet Addiction Presentation at the Olean Public Library

Dr. Kimberly Young. Ph.D. of St. Bonaventure University will give a talk on Internet Addiction on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7 pm in the Olean Public Library Art Gallery.

Dr. Kimberly Young is an internationally known expert on Internet addiction and online behavior. Founded in 1995, she serves as the director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery and travels nationally conducting seminars on the impact of the Internet. She is the author of Caught in the Net, the first book to address Internet addiction, translated in six languages, Tangled in the Web, and her most recent, Breaking Free of the Web: Catholics and Internet addiction.

She has published over 40 articles on the impact of online abuse. Dr. Young’s work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The London Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. In 2001 and 2004, she received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and in 2000 she received the Alumni Ambassador of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement from Indiana University at Pennsylvania .

She has served as an expert witness regarding her pioneer research including the Child Online Protection Act Congressional Commission. She has been an invited lecturer at dozens of universities and conferences including the European Union of Health and Medicine in Norway and the First International Congress on Internet Addiction in Zurich . Dr. Young serves on the editorial board of CyberPsychology & Behavior and the International Journal of Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and a founding member of the International Society of Mental Health Online.

Copies of Dr. Young’s books will be available for purchase after the presentation. This event will take place in the library gallery and is free and open to the public. The Olean Public Library is located 134 North Second Street, Olean . For more information please call the (716) 372-0200 or visit the Olean Public Library’s website at


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