The World Health Organization has recently recognized gaming addiction as a disorder that includes three types of behavior:
- Limited control over gaming (time, duration)
- The priority given to gaming versus other activities
- The continuation of hours in gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences
Note that addiction to gaming has been associated with other accompanying situations, such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, depressed emotion, anxiety, etc. Limits to gaming are essential for smooth development and balance in the child’s life. After all, the most entertaining and healthy game is out there with friends, just like the good old days 🙂
Encourage kids to play out with friends …it’s good for you!