DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Internet addiction is real and it's a growing concern for kids and adults .
Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer for the Grapevine-Colleyville School District says to avoid becoming an addict, try limiting screen time to 2 to 3 hours a day.
He says signs of addiction can be having trouble putting the phone down while spending time with family and friends. If that's you, Berger recommends trying a digital detox, which is going without technology for one week.
"If you think your kid has a problem around internet addiction or gaming addition let's try that separation to see if things get a little better" advises Berger.
He knows it will be hard but he says if you or your child can make it a week you're likely to develop a new and healthier attitude about social media.