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Video Game Addiction: The Time for Action is Now
As parents, it’s our job to guide our children to independence. If your child’s ability to self-regulate their behaviors would prevent them from being successful in college or independent living, make an intervention now to correct their habits before it gets out of control.
Here are some questions to explore to see if now is the time for action:
- Does your child sneak use of their device/video games and defy limits you set?
- If left alone, would your child play online over doing their homework or other responsibilities?
- Does your child miss out on socialization opportunities or outside play to engage in screen activity?
- Has your child’s schoolwork or home responsibilities (keeping room clean, etc) fallen off due to screen activity?
Percent of day on smartphone
Science Daily reports female college students spend 62% of waking hours on smartphones (males 50%).
College students dropping out
Reuters reports only 46% of college students graduate, in part due to “not being prepared” or “inability to cope.”
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Extensive follow-up program: During the rest of the year, our campers and their families are provided personal attention and guidance through our extensive follow-up program. We help campers and their families continue to set goals and work through unique challenges in order to be successful in maintaining healthy habits and technology use after camp. Our year-round staff is always available for consultation by phone, email or Skype meetings.
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