I'm yet another media hound looking for someone to talk to about children's overuse of computer games.
Actually, I'm just a freelance writer and journalism student and am writing a piece on treatment for children who overuse computer games such as WOW.
Must amit, I feel like a bit of an interloper hitting on this great site, and asking questions, but most of the research I have done so far has been either academics or medical people or other journalists (!) talking about this issue, and I want to talk to the "horses mouth" as we used to say back home, that's where you get the real story!
Any parents or older sisters or brothers aunties uncles etc free to talk to me about this issue and how it has impacted on their kids ?
I know something of addiction, having grown up in a household of addicts but haven't seen anything quite so tricky as the issue parents might be facing regulating their child's use of the internet.....I would love to ask one or two ofyou a few questions, and am happy to share what i have found out along the way of researching this.
What do people think about the idea that the gaming manufacturers should be paying for some of the treatment costs of young addicts ?
A happy sunny Sydney to you all. Be cool to hear from one or two of ya.