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    Gaming Addiction
    Gaming addiction refers to the excessive amounts of time spent on online computer games.  The preoccupation with games can cause social isolation, deterioration in family and friend relationships, reduced self-esteem, and decreased school performance. Some symptoms include:
    • Irritability
    • Anxiety if access to computer is denied
    • Neglecting other duties in order to spend time on the computer
    • Social Isolation
    • Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities
    • Feeling empty without the games

    If you feel your child may be suffering from depression, it is important to seek medical or professional help.  

    Additional resources from Schlow Library: Gaming Addiction Resources
    Past Straight Talk Recordings on Gaming Addiction:
     Gaming Addiction, presented by Tessa Bills, LSW, March 15, 2016

    These seminars are made possible  by the Straight Talk Task Force, including members from:
    The Jana Marie Foundation, Youth Service Bureau,  Communities That Care Partnership and State College Area School District, administration, faculty and staff.
Last Modified on November 16, 2017