S. Korean teens spending summer in gaming and smartphone rehab

S. Korean teens spending summer in gaming and smartphone rehab


in recent months gaming addiction has
been a hot topic around the world after the WHL categorized he condition as a
mental disorder regardless of the arguments for and against this decision
South Korea over the years has been proactive in preventing and treating
unhealthy gaming habits among children and teens our Oh Sooyoung takes us to
camp in South Korea for young gaming addicts for 21 hours a day 14 year old
Kim has been playing video games throughout the night before she goes to
school I started getting dizzy and shaking at school and I can’t focus in
class and my grades have dropped a lot I just keep thinking about gaming and
imagine my fingers on the keyboard but Kim doesn’t see herself stopping anytime
seen she sometimes worried she’ll never achieve her dream of becoming a novelist
that’s one of the reasons why she’s spending a summer holiday in rehab in
the mountainous County of Wu Zhu a camp for teenagers like Kim who are addicted
to gaming and smartphone usage keeps them well beyond the reach of digital
screens for two to four weeks they learn to reconnect with reality through
individual and group counseling community service and creative
activities learning that the hands can do much more than clicking and scrolling
here in this group therapy session teenagers are writing a book about their
lives in the future and how they achieve their genes by overcoming their
addiction to gaming and smartphone usage an essential part of the program is
building social connections as more and more children use digital media from an
early age their offline social bonds become weaker many addicts show a lack
of social interaction so a lot of our programs here are dedicated to helping
our teens socialize and develop friendships given the popularity of
online gaming in Korea with children spending an average of 44 minutes on
gaming every day Korea has been taking measures to curb unhealthy habits
Korea’s been proactive in dealing with gaming addiction there’s a lava bands
under 16s from playing games after midnight as well as specified
indicators of gaming addiction when gaming becomes the center of your life
craving and withdrawal symptoms and when you stop eating sleeping going to school
putting things off were socializing properly if this signs subsists for 12
months you’re considered addicted the World Health Organization earlier this
year classified gaming addiction as a mental disorder a move that could enable
national health authorities to adopt more systematic control and treatment
over the condition however there’s been a backlash from the gaming industry on
adopting the whu-oh standards citing a lack of scientific proof that gaming
addiction is a legitimate illness but for the teenagers here at this camp the
addiction is rael anta has consumed their lives was young and along News

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