A games designer turned digital wellness expert explains how carefully designed 'compulsion loops' can keep users craving more.
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.
Forget the sugar plums. For today’s digital kids, it's visions of a shiny-new XBox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch that dance 'round their heads.
“Gaming disorder” is now a thing, according to no less an authority than the World Health Organization. But how much gaming is too much? And how worried should parents be?