The Doc Talk Show – Episode 30 – How to Predict Video Game Addiction

The Doc Talk Show – Episode 30 – How to Predict Video Game Addiction


Hello friends my name is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal you’re watching my channel DocSab today we are discussing about how to prevent video game addiction Video games were actually invented to help you relax mentally and
physically video games definitly have various positive effects and benefits it is proven in studies as well that educational video games actually helps cheldren to gain concentration The video games that are fast paced, develops reflexes for kids some video games, with strategy games develops analytic sklls and overall hand-eye
coordination, dexterity fine motor movements skills like these also get better by regularly playing video games but nowadays you must be learning from the news that children get addicted to video games they are unable to leave video games and day long just sit there now before we talk about how to prevent video games addiction, we need to understand how this addiction happens so addiction is actually a dependence on a substance or a behavior now addiction has some characteristic hallmark signs that are found in video game addiction, among them are withdrawal, physical and psychological Tolerance, meaning they are unable to get that high and due which increasingly they indulge more on the same activity with higher intensity and frequency persistent neglect of other activities now like your kids are addicted to video games so in thier life whatever the alternative activities they have they start to ignore all of them they try to stop but are unable to now why are children more prone to video game addiction video games actually becomes an outlet for kids to vent out frustration even they have life issues similar to adults to deal with them, they require social conditioning they need to spend time with people need to take guidance from their parents video games becomes a kind of a frustration outlet like if the video game is violant, they vent out the frustration if they have any problem with anyone second thing they have conrtols in their hands there is no one to answer back so while playing video games they feel the
like they’re in control of their lives this is another problem with video games
because they make the person prone to addiction and lastly video games have such vibrant colors out there and some have rewards as well like in every video game if you clear the stages, you are rewarded with some points so that reward itself becomes an addicting factor. So
let’s discuss how you can prevent your kids from video games addiction observe your child for a week just observe for week that for how long does your child plays video games weather he’s playing a lot and is playing on that level that he is unable to concentrate on any school work and is hampering their overall social life whatever video games you buy for your kids always be careful and keep a tab on what kind of games they bring, see originally video
games were meant for children but nowadays video games are for adults as well, some
games are sexually specific or are very violent and these video games aren’t suitable for kids so you need to understand that your kids are getting age appropriate games and they are playing age appropriate games or not Make a set of rules and establish a schedule the kid must be aware that he has to play the games in the dedicated time slot he cannot play more that the given time slot and if they play, then they must face the consequences always make your child understand your expectations and also the consequences of not meeting
those expectations the kid must be aware about the rules established at home need to be followed and if they aren’t followed, what can be its consequences and sometimes unfortunately you need to punish your child but it can be a simple punishment that you take away their favorite video game if they are getting more involved that if they will play more than the allowed time, their video game will be taken away Propose alternatives and engage them with those alternatives you let the child know that if they go out, meet people or play sports or spend their time in a different manner due to which their overall productivity increases in that whether they can enjoy or not, you need to provide that exposure to them the minute you’ll give that exposure, your child will automatically understand that even these things are enjoyable and can devote their time in that as well and lastly you can try yourself by playing video games with your kids it is essential because it will tell you what is the actual emotional and behavioral impact of video games that whether your child is calm while playing video games or does your kid becomes aggressive or your kids bad impulsive nature comes forward while playing video games or your child is always irritated and anxious in the overall enviroment you’ll learn about all these factors if you play video games along with your child and you’ll also understant that how video games are impacting you So that’s all for today for more information Like it Subscribe it and write comments for DocSab channel

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