What are the harmful effects of gaming addiction in children

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what are the harmful effects of gaming addiction in children

An excess of everything is bad. Similarly, if your child plays games whether on a portable device, on a television or on a computer, the excessive gaming can affect his life. Despite the gaming is a great source of recreation for children but its addiction can be very harmful to the health of the children. The children who are addicted to gaming engage themselves on a deeper level while playing both emotionally and physically. The gaming addiction not only affects their health but also disturbs their studies. Moreover, the children express unwillingness to participate in any extracurricular activities due to game addiction. (Also read: Amazing brain hacks to make you smarter)

What are the harmful effects of gaming addiction in children?

Decrease in concentration
It is very common that the children who spend long hours in playing games lose interest and concentration in other work.

Sleeping problems
The people face problem in attaining good sound sleep due to gaming addiction. Moreover, the game addicted children start playing the game in the midnight if they wake up in the middle of the night. An inadequate sleep is harmful to overall health. (Also read:  How To Overcome Social Anxiety)

Cut off from society
The children who play games for long hours, distance themselves from the society and social events. Even if they attend any social event then also keep themselves busy in playing games.

Irritability
The gaming addiction causes an effect on their behaviour. The children become irritable due to gaming addiction.

Precautionary measures

  • Ask them to spend time with family and friends.
  • Set a deadline for tasks and ask them to follow seriously.
  • Do not allow children to use mobile phones, laptop, internet and keep an eye on them.
  • Despite all the efforts, if they are not able to distance themselves from these digital games, then there is no hesitation in seeking help from a psychologist. (Also read: Child irritable behavior may be the reason for the conduct disorder)
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