(KSFY) - It’s no surprise that in the past decade, video games have become the highest form of entertainment upon children and teens. With the rise of portable systems, smart phones, and tablets it is becoming more and more accessible for children and teens to play video games where ever and whenever they want.
This past June, the World Health Organization (WHO) added “gaming disorder” to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). While a small percentage of “gamers” have been formally diagnosed with gaming disorder, this amount could be on the rise as technology becomes increasingly available to children and teens.
In a recent study, children ages 8-12 years old spend on average about four and a half hours per day on their screens. Specialists say having that much screen time could affect children’s attitude, personality, and even their grades at school.
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