Online Gaming Addiction and its impact on young Kids’ mental health
Internet gaming disorder is a condition characterized by compulsive playing of online games to the exclusion of other interests. Individuals with IGD often suffer significant impairment or distress and may experience negative effects at work, in school or in relationships because of the amount of time they spend playing (ScienceDaily, 2018).
Internet or Online Gaming has been increasing exponentially over the past few years which is becoming more of an addiction specifically within the young Kids. There has been a lot of psychological issues that the kids have been facing due to the increase trend of online gaming those are; manipulative coping strategies, negative affectivity, low self-esteem, a preference for solitude, and poor school performance.
Parents are getting worried of the detachment of their children from their daily life tasks due to the increase use of online gaming and hence has consequences that leads to depleting mental health of the young kids.
One of the best way to tackle this issue is to consult a Psychologist or an experienced mental health professional which can assist your kids to prevent and recover from the Online Gaming Addiction.
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