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Is my son, 14, a gaming addict? He spends all his time online in his room | Annalisa Barbieri

Computer games may be filling a void left by friendships that fell away over lockdown

9/24/2021 8:58:00 PM

Is my son, 14, a gaming addict? He spends all his time online in his room | Annalisa Barbieri

Computer games may be filling a void left by friendships that fell away over lockdown

), who specialises in gaming addiction. She pointed out that your son is still going to school, doing well and coming down for meals – all good signs. I realise that gaming, or anything involving an online life, is terrifying for many parents. But for lots of people it also has benefits.

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“What we tell people in the clinic to look out for,” says Harris, “are signs that gaming has become problematic: someone is not able to stop or control it; considers gaming more important than anything else; is still gaming despite negative consequences.” It doesn’t seem as if your son is at this stage.

“Your son remains engaged in his studies, so he’s still in the real world and can still focus on things other than gaming. It sounds as if your son was fine, then lockdown happened and he did lots of gaming – which isn’t unusual. But then he went back to school and the friendships didn’t come back. I wonder if this is more to do with his friends.” headtopics.com

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Don't worry once he gets a job and has less time for gaming he will stop my brother did it I didn't it its normal for 14 year Olds to game they don't want to spend quality time with there family that's lame so what's left is gaming just be glad he's not doing drugs or smoking Spoiler: Yes I did too, although the master system and amstrad cpc6128 didn't have the same quality of games you have now. And the porn was harder to get 😂

Ask any child or family therapist what percentage of their time is spent dealing with screen time related behavioral issues 😑 A teenager preferring to spend time alone online rather than hanging out with the family? Wow, truly outrageous and unheard of. Nothing wrong with him at all! Gaming is not what it was and many games push you to be more sociable with the communities to come together and complete objectives together with like minded gamers. He’s a teenager anyways and teen boys always stay in their rooms, it’s a safe place

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Is my son, 14, a gaming addict? He spends all his time online in his room | Annalisa BarbieriComputer games may be filling a void left by friendships that fell away over lockdown

Is my son, 14, a gaming addict? He spends all his time online in his room | Annalisa BarbieriComputer games may be filling a void left by friendships that fell away over lockdown

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