Children internet and gaming addiction

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zojka
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Children internet and gaming addiction

I am a child psychologist and from some time (about 2 years) I'm facing rapid growth of really young patients (even 5-6 years old) highly addicted from internet and/or gaming. I live and work in Poland and , at this time, there are no specialists, no literature or studies on this topic. I feel realy powerless and unable to help the children and parents with this problem. Could you recommend me some literature or training? 

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Hello Zojka,

Hello Zojka,

Welcome to On-Line Gamers Anonymous®.

There are several books that I recommend to give you more support in this area - the first being Plugged In; a Clinicians' and Families' Guide to Online Video Game Addiction, by Terry R. Waite.
Also, Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap by Kevin Roberts.
 
Here is a link to a list of many other books about video game addiction:
https://www.olganon.org/forums/books-about-gaming-addiction?page=1

I also recommend that you browse through our website. We have been documenting video game addiction since 2002.
Tools we recommend to help addicted video gamers with video game addiction can be found here:
https://www.olganon.org/welcome-recovering-gamers
Links to the tools are listed on the right column on the page.

Tools we recommend to help family members with video game addiction can be found here:
https://www.olganon.org/welcome-family-and-loved-ones
Links to the tools are listed on the right column on the page.

General information about video game addiction can be found here:
https://www.olganon.org/welcome-outreach

There is a lot more information on our website. Please browse through it, to get more information about this latest addiction.
 

Liz Woolley

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