Hi, my name is Jason McGill and I'm the assistant editor for The Underground, the alternative student newspaper at Missouri State University, located in Springfield, Missouri. I'm putting together a story about gaming addiction in college, focused on the risks to incoming freshmen and what our school is doing to help students.
I'm looking for people who are in or have been to college, preferably away from home, and can write about their experience of dealing with gaming while in school. I'll list some prompts/questions to give you an idea of what I'm looking for.
Please talk about how the transition from high school to college affected your game playing.
What made you realize you have a problem, or what prompted you to seek help for gaming?
What services were offered by your college to help with game addiction or addiction in general? Did you use them? What was or is your opinion of those services?
What drew you to this website? What would you say to someone who has a gaming problem but is skeptical of the effectiveness of support/counseling online?
What advice would you give to college freshman, many moving away from home for the first time, who might be in danger of developing problems with games?
Also, please include a first name and location (city and state/country). It can be fictitious if you prefer.
You can post your responses here or send them to my email, mcgill4473 AT missouristate DOT edu. If you do want to share your experiences, please do so by Saturday afternoon, 8/15, as that's pretty close to my deadline. Thanks a lot for your time and help with this.