causes of computer addiction among children


  • The main causes of dependence
  • The fight against Internet addiction
  • Types of malicious games
  • The main risks associated with this type of dependence
  • How to identify and computer game addiction in children
  • Prohibitions parents

Computer addiction in children - is one of the most troubling issues of our time, which is to give maximum attention. As a rule, parents do not pay attention to what is in the computer games their children play, which could negatively affect their minds, because every single game can affect the baby both positive and extremely negative. To avoid irreversible consequences flowing from such a relationship, you need a deeper insight into this problem.
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The main causes of dependence

You should start with the fact that in any age people are extremely receptive to information that found its storage in computer networks and technologies. It has allowed the development of computers to store, collect and analyze just an incredible amount of information flows that simply can not fail to attract the attention of any person.

Those children who succumbed to computer addiction are suffering such a syndrome, as a violation of the natural data analysis and processing, relying on all these thought processes to computer technology. Such a child is not able to assess or analyze even the most basic information, which can be quite understandable even to small children.

The development of computer technology and various software helped create the appearance of an alternative reality, which is called virtual. It is in this reality, and transferred the man most of the time conducting at the computer.

This attachment to the machine is easily explained by the fact that the brain of every person in need of solving various logical brainteasers type that will bring visible result of this action. Working at a computer entirely consists of solving such problems were that attracts the attention of almost everyone.

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The fight against Internet addiction

Special attention should be paid to the global world network called the Internet, by means of which people have the opportunity to communicate interactively common type.

As a rule, this type of communication is necessary for those people who are simply afraid of real communication. Self-doubt and isolation do not allow such people to communicate adequately with the real interlocutor, that is not to say that such people communication is required. On the contrary, such persons need it more than others, and that makes people resort to dialogue in a global world network where no computer simply can not do.

Among the most common symptoms of this type of dependence can be noted unbearable urge to check email inbox and long pastime in chat rooms and social networks. In addition, these people are always looking for new information for themselves in the network, even though such they never attracted and does not carry useful knowledge.

Many people are mistaken about viewing pornographic websites and similar magazines. Calling such an action can not be computer-dependent, because such sites until people buy porno magazines and watching porn on TV.

In other words, the global network of the world in this issue can safely be considered a tool that is needed for people with disorders of sex education or sex addiction. Direct computer addiction can be considered addicted to video games, most of which are connected to the Internet.

These children have nothing to work on the computer, because they are attracted by the opportunity to play only. Most of these children are not able to communicate with your computer, even at an average level of development, as it is simply not needed for the game.

Among these gamers can meet people of different ages, but mostly Gamblers includes teenagers and people 30-35 years old. As a rule, the gameplay captures players because of its visual and sound performance, which in our time have reached a similarity to real life that players subconsciously transferred to imaginary worlds where they feel hero or villain, which also has a lasting impact on the personality. You should not lose sight of those games that make the players to experience real emotional stresses, following the loss of possession or control of the game character.

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Types of malicious games

The simplest types of games that are not able to harm the child, we can safely assume feeble arcade, which do not differ stunning graphics and realistic sound. These video games are most often used for korotaniya time, players rarely delve into the gameplay, content with some semblance of a video solution to a simple puzzles. In other words, we can safely assume arcade harmless versions of games, which to some extent may even develop children's thinking.

Games Role types have the opposite effect on the mind of the player. The idea is that the child comes into the role of a particular character, completely controlling his actions, worrying about his health and well-being. As a rule, role-playing games can fully capture the attention of players, plunging it into the fictional world of the game, which begins to seem real.

No less harmful can be regarded as a shooter in which the whole game plot is tied to violence. As a general rule, the younger generation such games cause aggression and negative emotions that will eventually prevail over common sense.

In other words, play the games for children is strictly forbidden, because the consequences of such an impact on the psyche of the younger could be irreversible. The most common type of game dependence appears in closed children quite a bit of time in the company srerstnikov, embarrassed of their appearance or some of the characteristics of the organism.

This causes children to seek refuge in a virtual world where they can be invincible heroes or killers, posing as the victims of other children who are in varying degrees offended gamers. The larger prohibit these children to play video games, the stronger will become their dependence, which can cause further problems in the education of teenagers.

To reveal this dependence is relatively easy, because the disease has its own symptoms, recognized by many scholars and analysts. Generally, such symptoms are divided into physical and psychological that should be described in more detail:

  • Typically, the symptoms of mental illness in this type have a certain similarity to the symptoms of many mental illnesses. Special attention should be paid to the most common signs of this type of disorder. Children cease to control the game, or the time they spend in front of the monitor. Such children often give parents a promise, which referred to lowering period of possession, but as a rule, these promises and remain simple words. Teens no longer care for themselves, ceasing to be interested in social problems and life outside the game. If this teenager torn away from his favorite pastime, he gets nervous and angry that rarely comes to the benefit of family relations;
  • The physical symptoms of this type of disease can be attributed disruption of view, which is reflected in the reduction of visual features and display syndrome. Violations exposed and musculoskeletal system of the body. In children, there are problems with the spine, posture deteriorates and breaks down digestive system. Constant disruptions in supplies can have a negative impact on the state of the stomach and intestines.

Symptoms of physical type can not be attributed to specific features depending on the computer, because all the damage to the body is applied to long sitting in one place and sleep disorders and nutrition. It is worth noting the fact that such physical symptoms are not particularly gamers, because a lot of people working on the debt simply forced to spend the whole day near the monitor, which subsequently causes similar symptoms. Today, the network can find an incredible number of tests that are able to identify the computer dependence for each person.

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The main risks associated with this type of dependence

Described games and computer addiction can cause real harm to humans. As a rule, a habit of interactive communication at an early age becomes a reason for the lack of desire for real communication in the future. Children no longer control the flow of time, which negatively affects their perception of the life cycle.

Teens out of control parents, and if they are prohibited from spending time behind the monitor, you can stumble upon wanton aggression, which will focus on the offender. Special attention should be paid to the perception of the real world. After the children in the game can achieve any goal is very simple, they begin to think that in real life there is nothing complicated, just press a couple of buttons, and they will have all that is necessary for life. Some children even start to believe in their invulnerability, which is often found in games, but good it never ends.

Gamers often neglected food, which leads to more serious diseases, some of which can affect the rest of your life. Monitor time spent in front of a negative impact on human vision as well as the causes of insomnia and frequent headaches. In other words, such an attachment to the virtual world can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of a teenager who devotes much time caring for his younger body.

Among other things, the constant reference to the computer and the Internet is the reason that kids just stop to think for themselves, because if the answer to each question can be found in the world of the global network, why think for themselves? Many parents do not pay any attention to it, while others do and are pleased that the children reside in their rooms and do not distract them with different requests. This negligence often causes addiction of children to the game and virtual world.

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How to identify and computer game addiction in children

As a rule, the change of interests and activities - is one of the aspects of proper rest mind and the human body. In that case, when children spend hours playing the same game, it's safe to say that these are the first signs of gambling addiction. When the dependent person torn from the gameplay, it loses all the signs of a good mood, he falls into a depression and did not know what to do. When children no longer play outside with each other completely moved into the virtual world, this is a game, or computer addiction from which children need to deliver in every way.

In order to make the correct decision to eliminate this type of addiction, parents need to understand the underlying causes of this disease. As a rule, children are playing in certain games because of the fact that they can realize all the dreams that real life is impossible.   In each game you can commit such acts that are forbidden in the real world, or simply unrealistic.   This applies to role-playing games and shooters, where you can kill people with impunity, enjoying the process.

Do not forget the completely inappropriate games that nowadays a lot of divorced. True nonsense has to appeal to the younger generation, which in later life can affect thinking and perception of a teenager. There have been cases when children cease to be afraid of death, because they are used to the fact that it is impossible to die in games. This feature can be completely dull the perception of self-preservation instinct, that it is impossible to consider the positive effect of the gameplay.

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Prohibitions parents

So, in order to avoid the complete disintegration of consciousness of the child, it is necessary to take the most drastic measures to education. You can not just pick up and take away his favorite teenage computer. It is necessary to recall the methods of education that are present in our childhood. For the opportunity to go for a walk on a weekday or on the weekend, we had to do some housework, obey their parents, as well as on well in school. The same techniques can be applied to a computer.

For example, for a bad evaluation is to reduce the daily time use of the computer, and in violation of the established rules and close access to all the games. At first, it may seem cruel, and children will be angry at their parents. But it is worth remembering that the parents will always cause resentment children, even if they do not prohibit.

As for the games themselves, it is necessary to more closely monitor the child what to play. On each box with the game there are recommendations which denotes the minimum age of children who are allowed to play in either game. Parents especially need to pay attention to them. It does not matter whether the child would like to play this game, as important is the fact that on the back of the disk icon is 16+. In other words, the need to control what the younger generation is interested.

Nowadays it is much more difficult to do, because the game is now no one is buying, preferring to download them from the special game portals. On the one hand, it allows you to save a decent amount of money, but on the other hand, the parents cease to control the type and class of games and applications that are passionate about their children.

Some parents say that such control is simply not possible, but in fact it is absolutely wrong. To see what the child just need to go and see his room. As a rule, sudden visits always get to a point that forces children to abandon the game in the prohibited applications. Sometimes it's not immediately, but permanent control - the key to success in education.

So from all this we can make a logical conclusion that game dependence can have a devastating impact on the psyche and human health, especially if it is still a child. The main task of the parents - to avoid such impact of the virtual world, making a number of rules and prohibitions related to the time spent near the monitor.

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