Video Games and Internet Abuse Impact College Students

Brief Questionnaires to Assess for Addiction to the Internet and Video Games  It is very likely you or your child is addicted to the Internet if most or all of the following statements are true: Preoccupied with the Internet (thinks about previous online activity or anticipate next online session). Uses the Internet with increasing amounts […]

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Video game addiction and other Internet compulsive disorders mask depression, anxiety, learning disabilities

Addiction to video games and the Internet is gaining legitimacy as a psychological disorder, and experts say it’s not uncommon for kids to become violent when their ‘drug’ is taken away Video game addiction will be acknowledged for the first time in the updated edition of the American Psychological Association diagnostic manual, DSM-5, out in […]

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Video Games… Do they contribute to violence?

“You know what’s really exciting about video games is you don’t just interact with the game physically—you’re not just moving your hand on a joystick, but you’re asked to interact with the game psychologically and emotionally as well. You’re not just watching the characters on screen; you’re becoming those characters.” Nina Huntemann, Game Over Our […]

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Internet and Video Gaming and how they are affecting our young people

Internet and Video Gaming Problems We are seeing more young people who are struggling to manage their time on computers and XBOX. They are losing touch with friends at school, dropping activities they used to enjoy, fighting more with parents, and are experiencing slipping grades. In addition, and quite concerning is young people are experiencing […]

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