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Ex-gaming exec: I'm sorry for hooking your kid (and mine!)

A games designer turned digital wellness expert explains how carefully designed 'compulsion loops' can keep users craving more.

 
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How gaming could take your child's future to the next level

As parents, we may equate gaming with mindless, repetitive, passive screen-time. In fact, today’s most popular games really challenge kids to develop vital life skills.

 
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It's not the device - It's the dopamine

In a new book, a leading psychiatrist argues we are all addicts now -  with the smartphone the “modern-day hypodermic needle.” Are there ways to get clean without becoming a total tech hermit? You bet!

 
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When to stress about their gaming - and when to relax

True gaming addiction is rare and extreme.

 
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Is there a gaming zombie at your house? Top tips for breaking the spell

When life itself becomes a brief and boring interlude between gaming sessions, it’s time for mum and dad to take action. But how? Experts say teaching kids how technology really works may be the most powerful intervention of all.

 
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Is a game ruining your family's life? Don't blame your child - or yourself

It’s understandable that we put the blame on ourselves - or on our kids. But the truth is, it’s not us.

 
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Sure gaming can cause stress. But can it also relieve it?

Online gaming can definitely cause stress and anxiety. But the science shows it can also relieve stress and anxiety. So how does that work?

 
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Gaming. Isolation. Porn. How a generation of boys is losing its way

In today’s uncertain world, many young men are gravitating to an online world offering the illusion of ultimate control.

 
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Are you using screens to manage behaviour?

We may dangle time on devices as a reward - or limit access as a punishment. But does it work as a long-term strategy?

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