[Sticky] Addiction has becoming a issue with the pandemic.
Internet , Game Social Media , Porn Addiction has becoming a issue with the pandemic.
Introduction to Digital Gaming Addiction
Internet Addiction was not listed as a disease but Game Addiction has been identified in IDL 11 as a disease. With the Covid 19 Pandemic School Children had to stay at their home and had to use the internet for their education and their interactive activities intensively.
Gaming disorder is defined in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a pattern of gaming behaviour (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.
With restricted movement, children had to spend their time inside the home. They were not met with their friends. They were only allowed to keep relations with the family members for their health safety. Due to the competition in education children have been asked to do their education while at home via alternative mediums including the internet. Children were stressed due to loneliness, heavy load of education work, etc
In such stressful situations, children seek enjoyment and stress-free behaviours (Escape Behaviours). With the availability and accessibility of new digital devices, they tend to seek freedom, and enjoyment via games. It may lead to a disorder for a few students as they overperform this behaviour. It can be identified as a Gaming Disorder when the child replaces the other day to day activities over gaming.
How to identify if a child is addicted to gaming?
- Missing Personal grooming and routines
- Thinking about gaming all or a lot of the time
- Feeling bad when you can’t play
- Needing to spend more and more time playing to feel good
- Not being able to quit or even play less
- Not wanting to do other things that you used to like
- Having problems at work, school, or home because of your gaming
- Playing despite these problems
- Lying to people close to you about how much time you spend playing
- Using gaming to ease bad moods and feelings
Symptoms of Video Game Addiction
When a gamer finds that they have a hard time focusing on external events in life and are preoccupied predominantly by video games, it can be a critical addiction symptom. The gamer will likely have constant thoughts about video games that are invasive in their day to day life.
- Withdrawal Symptoms:
If a person seems withdrawn because of a direct correlation to video games, addiction can be eminent. When not behind a screen with a controller in hand, addicted gamers can seem incredibly irritable and stressed out.
Like with the abuse and addiction of substances and illegal drugs, tolerance will be built with excessive video game use. This can be seen in the amount of immersion and sensory stimulation needed to feel satisfied with a game, as well as the duration of time spent playing.
- Lack of Control:
When a gamer loses the ability to control their playing habits, this can be a sign of introductory addiction to video games. This symptom can be especially evident when a person has attempted to stop repeatedly without successfully doing so.
- Loss of Interest:
Many video game addicts lose interest in external pastimes such as hobbies and sports. When a gamer’s lack of interest in the real world is directly inhibiting their ability to exercise and eat healthily, this can be extremely destructive to their health and well-being.
- Negative Impact:
If a person feels the negative impact of their gaming on their social life and relationships, it is generally due to reclusive behaviour fueled by addiction and can be extremely harmful to younger generation players in their developmental stages.
To hide and justify their addiction, many gamers will go out of their way to deny their problem to their friends, family, and even themselves by concealing their gaming habits and falsifying their problematic nature.
One of the key reasons people end up becoming addicted to video games is the easy escape associated with them. As an unhealthy solution to their external problems, players that use video games as means of escape are setting themself on a dwindling path. (This symptom is common enough to have a whole gamer personality revolving around it, as mentioned above.)
- Loss of Opportunities:
The addiction and abuse created by video games lead to many ending up losing opportunities in their lives, such as jobs, relationships, and even marriages. This symptom’s destructive nature becomes dangerously ingrained when the gamer cannot stop playing, even after losing important opportunities in their life.
What Causes an Addiction to Games within Pandemic within Children? is not limited to
- Parents relations are distant as both are working
- Missing Friends, colleagues, subordinates to share feelings
- Physical Inactivity
- Limited Sports, Playing opportunities
- Limited space for activities
- Schoolwork and Exams
- Exam Fear etc
- Pressure from the home environment
- Pressure to spend time on education
- Parental issues
- Social Media
- Overload of information
- Directing towards unnecessary goals
- Social and family life
- Limited family activities
- Nuclear Families
- Limited Socialization opportunities
- Health Uncertainty
- Fear of the Covid
Game Designs (game designers, like anyone else trying to make a profit, are always looking for ways to get more people playing their games. They accomplish this by making a game just challenging enough to keep you coming back for more but not so hard that the player eventually gives up.)What Causes Video Game Addiction (We Find Out) | Limit Launcher