Impact of video games addiction on Children

How online gaming addiction is affecting children:

  • Obesity in children is increasing.
  • Children’s sleep patterns have deteriorated.
  • Children who play online games do not indulge in other activities. They isolate themselves, ignoring their studies.
  • Children feel less hungry due to playing excessive online games.
  • Sometimes children tend to get irritated when they lose in the game and might fall into depression.
  • Due to excessive violence in online games, they get attracted to violence.

How can you help?

  • From a young age, kids must be taught to have the right kind of balance in various parts of their lives.
  • Identifying and stimulating the creative side of children can help counter such problems and behaviours.
  • Involve the children in sports and creative activities, and their areas of interest need to be encouraged.
  • Parents should be role models and need to have consistent conversations with children to make them realise the harm caused by getting addicted to online games.
  • On a regular basis, you may counsel the children.

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