VIDEO GAME ADDICTION
Gradually, society seems to be adjusting to the idea that video games are here to stay and that they did not usher in the societal apocalypse as augured by some scholars, politicians and activists in the early 2000s. But we still have some residual issues seeping from the video game moral panic. One of these is the cluttered mess of a thing being called "Internet Gaming Disorder."
Jane Brody's recent New York Times' article set off a firestorm of comments. Many of those commenting said they see for themselves children's unnatural attachment to digital devices. However, others questioned the addictive potential of technology, asking "Where's the research?" Here, I'll explain the science and tragedy of child tech addiction.
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