Video Game & Digital Media Addictions

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .


Recent Articles About Digital Media & Video Game Addictions

  • "Reports have emerged that children are seeing the viral challenge show up on Facebook or YouTube, and in some cases even in video games. The vile “Momo suicide game” has been garnering attention after it started spreading on WhatsApp, prompting police warnings. If players fail to complete the challenges in the game, they receive threatening messages from an avatar dubbed Momo, a bird-like woman with eyes protruding out of her head, who says the user will be cursed with an “evil spell.”"

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  • The last couple of years have underlined an incredible development of internet games and mobile devices, a process that managed to capture people’s attention to a greater extent than ever before. The World Health Organization has come to a startling conclusion; the once considered ‘innocent’ passion has turned lately into an obsession for a greater and greater number of people.

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  • We’ve all seen it: people walking and talking on their cell phone or walking and texting. Chances are, we’ve done it too. We’re attached to our phones for most of the day, so using our phones while we walk is just commonplace. The danger is: total distraction and not paying attention to your surroundings. 

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  •  Summer holidays identified as addiction danger spot as youngsters spend unstructured time online. The Cabin in Chiang Mai offers a rehab program for young male addicts but, at US$15,000 a month, it’s out of reach for many