Gaming Addiction In Kids: Author Weighs In After Indian Boy Shoots His Mother Over Video Gaming

In the latest shocking news on the damage caused by video game addiction to the mental health of children, a kid in India shot his mother, while another committed suicide
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Sept. 15, 2022 - PRLog -- Pat Fonda, author of Gaming Addiction In Children has weighed in after the Times of India reported that a 16-year old boy in Bhopal India shot his mother "shot his mother while she was sleeping, because she had stopped him from playing online games." The same source also reported that a 13-year-old boy "lost Rs 40,000 in an online game and when the beleaguered parents enquired, hung himself."

We asked Pat Fonda her reaction to this shocking news.

"It doesn't get more shocking than this. But given that video game addiction has been compared to taking drugs, we will be witnessing these sorts of incidents more and more if parents don't take it upon themselves to reign in their kids and minimize the damage to mental health that video gaming can produce."

Studies have shown that gaming produces in children's brains a mix of chemicals that has the same psychoactive power of the amphetamines, a class of prohibited drugs.

We asked pat Fonda what are some simple steps parents can take to minimize the damage to children's mental health that video gaming addiction causes.

"Parents need to create more opportunities for healthier forms of recreation for children, they need to set limits on video game playing time, they need to build healthy relationships with their kids. The most addictive games are the so-called massively multiplayer online role-playing games, and children turn to them because they're starved socially and emotionally," said Pat Fonda.

Pat Fonda recently published Gaming Addiction In Children: Boost Your Kid's Self-Control, Avoid Mistakes Parents Make & Turn Video Gameplay Into A Positive Experience For The Whole Family.

The book is available on Amazon here:

For more parenting tips to prevent video game addiction, visit Pat Fonda's Facebook page on the subject here:

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