A games designer turned digital wellness expert explains how carefully designed 'compulsion loops' can keep users craving more.
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.
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!
True gaming addiction is rare and extreme.
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.
It’s understandable that we put the blame on ourselves - or on our kids. But the truth is, it’s not us.
Online gaming can definitely cause stress and anxiety. But the science shows it can also relieve stress and anxiety. So how does that work?
In today’s uncertain world, many young men are gravitating to an online world offering the illusion of ultimate control.
We may dangle time on devices as a reward - or limit access as a punishment. But does it work as a long-term strategy?