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Are video games a problem?

How do you know when your child has crossed the line, from recreational player to problem gamer?

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calgaryherald.com
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PhoenixDevil1930d ago

Why is gaming seemingly targeted a lot more than other forms of media, their comparing someone who plays over 20 hours of video games a week to a alcoholic or gambling addict. Apparently gamings bad but 20 hours of TV doesn't get bad press and the amount of time adults and kids are on facebook ect a day can also be huge but again there's less things saying that this is bad.

It really bugs me that games get blamed for a lot, the article even states at one point its about the family unit having a problem with communication and there still blaming gaming. In this situation gaming is just the way of relaxing and escaping its not the cause of the problem (while i can understand that escaping to much for stupidly long hours lyk 8+ hours a day can cause a problems with perception of reality) but taking that away doesn't actually address the problems of the family as mentioned

Sorry for rant but really since when has thinking about anything different than what your doing at that moment act as a warning sign that your addicted to the thing your thinking about.

mamotte1930d ago

"If the child or youth is gaming instead of doing other things"

Well, usually humans do one thing at a time. And if he's not playing, is doing other things.