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The Danger of Game Addiction, Makes Children Emotional and Easily Angry

Almost all children and teenagers like online games. The site GirlsgoGames.com once released a report which stated that about 50% of girls aged 8 to 12 years were addicted to social games and entertainment on the internet.

Actually there is nothing wrong with children playing games as long as they are within reasonable limits. But if it interferes with their activities in the real world, it could be that they have started to get addicted. Just like drug addiction, game addiction can make a child's life a mess.

Symptoms of game addiction include children falling asleep at school and often neglecting assignments, dropping grades, preferring to play games instead of playing with friends, distancing themselves from social groups, or feeling anxious and irritable when not playing games.

According to psychologists, children can do anything if they are addicted to online games, including doing negative things. For the sake of games, a child can skip school for example, misappropriate school fees, take friends' money, use parents' credit cards secretly because they want to advance to the next level of the game and so on.

Anything in excess is not good. Children who are addicted to games will easily get emotional, behave more aggressively and get angry easily, especially if they are forced to give up their pleasure. They become easy to say harsh and dirty words, especially if they fail to conquer their "opponent" on their gadget screen, or the game stops in the middle of the road.

From a psychological point of view, it is explained that often emotional and irritable conditions are not good for children's development because children's emotional intelligence becomes untrained. Therefore, the role of parents is very important in supervising children playing games. Parents should not just ignore it when their children play.

Instead, parents should try to keep up with developing gaming trends and be aware of the content. Provide clear guidelines about the game, especially for young children who cannot yet distinguish between good and bad. If necessary, make rules for playing hours.