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A video game addict may not be aware of how severely their life is being impacted by this preoccupation with gaming learn the facts here. Official site of the week magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. An eleven-year-old boy strangled an elderly woman for the equivalent of five dollars in 2007, then buried her body under a thin layer of sand he told the police that he needed the money to play online videogames just a month later, an eight-year-old norwegian boy saved his younger sister's life by threatening an attacking moose and then. Children are falling asleep in the classroom after playing computer games all night i was a games addict such stories may sound inexplicably extreme the very notion of a video-games addiction may seem odd, or even laughable drugs sure, drink sure, but games.
The signs of video game addiction can be subtle or obvious—and you can see them in kids as young as two it's the toddler having a meltdown because he wants his ipad or mommy's phone it's the 8 year old who can play games for hours straight and it's the teen who lets his grades slide. Video game addiction is not an official diagnosis, but studies estimate eight per cent of all children and teens are affected researchers are just starting to address questions like what seems to make some games more addictive than others or whether gaming is associated with attention problems in children. Addiction to online games is becoming more widespread among vulnerable young people, according to a treatment centre that has begun running abstinence courses in britain as games become more visually enticing and the recession leaves people at home in front of computer screens, therapists are.
How to end a video game addiction a video game addiction can result in weakened relationships with family/friends, lost money, neglect of more important obligation, and hundreds of hours of wasted time it's easy to end your video game.
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