Game addiction

In October, we had a meeting of our Erasmus+ project REDIC in Bucharest, which was about Internet and gaming addiction. Therefore, this blog is about gaming addiction.

In my opinion gaming in general isn’t negative or bad. It could rather be a great way to get in contact with people, who aren’t nearby you. But if you neglect the “real” important things it could be danger to.

The danger of game addiction

I think there are innumerable negative aspects. If you are addicted you sit hours per hours in front of the computer or video games, which isn’t good for your health as well as for your mind.

Gamers often eat while they play. Often just crisps and maybe energy drinks to stay awake, of course this kind of nutrition isn’t healthy and well-balanced. Moreover, the movement abilities of the gamers are limited. However, overweight or eating disorder could be a big problem.

Another point is that the mind is very restricted. Due to the hours, they spent for the games they don’t have time for friends or their family. Therefore they isolate themselves and neglect the life they should have, which is of course terrible.

Avoiding the addiction

If you notice that your gaming habit is going to increase you should reduce it. As soon as you play too much, go out and meet your friends or focus a bit more on your school life. A good way is also to set yourselves limits, for example only one hour per day. Furthermore, don’t forget that movement is so important for you.

All in all

Finally, I think it’s okay to play one hour per day but everybody should enjoy the real life. We should be focused on our surrounding field because the time we have is too precious to waste for unnecessary things.

Lisa Hinterhofer

 

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