Limiting game time with Gametimer helps prevent game addiction.

What are the symptoms of too much gaming?

Gaming usually doesn’t cause any problems. It becomes annoying when your child can no longer stop or play less. Due to this behaviour the gaming also becomes a problem for the child’s environment.

Depression, poor school performance.
Problematic gaming of youngsters is related to reduced school performance and is often combined with depressive feelings, but also loneliness and a negative self-image.

Children lose their social contacts outside the game and become lonely and depressed. It’s good to teach a child to deal with time management early on and thus to learn to stop gaming on time. For children, planning is in any case something they have to learn. If the temptation is too great, planning becomes even harder. Extra help of the parent is then required.

Help when planning.
Gametimer helps your child divide his time properly between gaming and other things. Homework is of course important, but “normal” contact with peers probably even more. Gametimer helps in a playful way and uses three settings: “Play”, “Pause” and “Stop”. 

What are the symptoms of too much gaming?

  • Decide together how much time a day can be spent on gaming.
  • See to enough distraction and come up with other fun and useful activities.
  • Break the pattern and don’t allow your child to play for a few days a week.
  • Keep an eye on how long your child plays games every day. Prevent increasingly longer gaming.

Increase of game addiction according to recent figures.

Knowing if your child is in the danger zone? Let them do the self-test here.

“Parents underestimate the risk. They sometimes find it all too easy that their child is ‘nice and quiet’”

Jan Willem Poot, head of the Yes We Can addiction clinic in NRC.

Won’t stop, can’t stop: Part one – Teenagers addicted to online gaming | 60 Minutes Australia

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