Media Management for Children...It's time.
HOW IT WORKS EASY TO SET UP EASY TO USE WHY MIKKO
Join Our Mailing List
ABOUT US
OUR BLOG
MY ACCOUNT
VIEW CART (0 ITEMS)
CHECKOUT
PRODUCT SPECS
ABOUT OUR SYSTEM
BETTER THAN SOFTWARE
ONE DEVICE FOR EVERYTHING
COMPUTER PARENTAL CONTROL
INTERNET ACCESS MONITOR TOOLS
INTERNET BLOCKER SOLUTIONS
INTERNET BLOCKING ALTERNATIVES
INTERNET PARENTAL CONTROL
LIMIT ONLINE PLAY
PARENTAL CONTROL FOR THE WEB
PARENTAL CONTROL OF THE ROUTER
PC PARENTAL CONTROL
WEB BLOCKER OPTIONS
SET TV LIMITS WITH EASE
LIMIT TV WATCHING IN YOUR HOME
DVD PARENTAL CONTROL
PLAYSTATION PARENTAL CONTROL
WII PARENTAL CONTROL
XBOX PARENTAL CONTROL
INTERNET CONTROL IS EASY
THE BEST PARENTAL CONTROL
ADVANCED PARENTAL CONTROL
PEACEFUL COMPUTER MONITORING
MIKKO AS A TEACHING TOOL
AGE 3-5
AGE 6-10
AGE 11-14
FUNDRAISING MADE EASY
FUNDRAISING IDEAS
REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL
GAMING ADDICTION
ONLINE GAMING ADDICTION
REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL
REGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION

Video Game Addiction in Children is Real: Consult Your Pediatrician for Assistance

Video game addiction is believed to be a behavioral addiction like gambling, eating disorders, and workaholism. Like any other type of addiction, video game addiction will eventually affect every area of a child's life, including his or her physical health, relationships, and schoolwork.

Video Game AddictionParents often try everything they can to stop the addiction, such as parental control software, punishments, rewards, and even cutting children off from technology altogether. Unfortunately, once addiction starts, it is a powerful disease requiring professional help to begin the healing process.

While only a physician can diagnose video game addiction, signs that your child is becoming too dependent on video games, the Internet, or TV viewing may include:

  • Video games and other screen time activities are dominating your child's life
  • Video games seem to give your child a "high"
  • Your child spends an increasing amount of time on video games, the Internet, and TV, which causes him or her to refuse participation in other activities
  • Your child's video game playing, Internet surfing, or television watching has led to conflict in the household

While your child may seem to enjoy his or her video game addiction, this condition actually causes a lot of anguish. Deep down, children realize that excessive screen time may threaten other important areas of life such as grades, friendships, and freedom, but video game addiction feeds upon itself and becomes larger than any child or parent can handle. Often, all children in this situation know for sure is that games make them feel better, so they play more, only making the addiction worse.

The ultimate goal of Mikko's advanced parental control is to help children self-regulate their own video game use, but once a video game addiction has begun, parents should seek professional medical help as soon as possible. When accompanied by a physician's care, the Mikko Que may be a good way to show children how to slowly reduce their screen time to healthy levels.

For more information about managing excessive screen time with the Mikko Que, please contact us today.

Media Management for Children ... It's time.

Bookmark and Share

RESOURCE CENTER INTERNET ADDICTION CHILDHOOD OBESITY & OTHER ISSUES
» Why Media Time Matters
» When Kids Use the Internet
» Parental TV Control
» Cutting Screen Time
» Tips for Online Safety
» Kids Online Safety
» Facebook Dangers
» Media Safety
» Online Safety Tips
» Family Games Online
» Educational Video Games
» Is an Internet Block Necessary?
» What is a Video Game Addiction?
» Why TV Time Should Be Limited
» When Should TV Limits Begin?
» The Best Parental Filter Available?
» Is WOW Addiction Real?
» Does PS2 Parental Control Work?
» How to Stop Video Game Addiction
» The Xbox 360 Family Timer
» Grand Theft Auto Addiction
» ESRB Video Games Rating
» How ESRB Video Game Ratings Work
» Is Internet Addiction a Threat?
» An Internet Addiction Test
» Internet Addiction Statistics
» Internet Addiction Symptoms
» Internet Interfering with Development
» Internet Addiction Cause
» Internet Addiction Group
» Signs of Internet Addiction
» Breaking Internet Addiction
» Internet Addiction Facts
» Internet Addiction Quiz
» Internet & Computer Addiction Signs
» Internet Surfing Addiction
» Internet Addiction, Depression
» Internet Addiction and Depression
» Related? Internet Addiction & Depression
» Internet Addiction Effects
» The Effects of Internet Addiction
» Internet Addiction Definition
» Help Your Child Overcome Internet Addiction
» Breaking Internet Addiction
» What are the Causes of Internet Addiction?
» Center for Internet Addiction
» Overcoming Internet Addiction
» Help for Internet Addiction
» Can Internet Addiction be Cured?
» Can Internet Addiction Centers Help?
» Children and Internet Addiction
» Internet Chatting Addiction
» Internet Chat Room Addiction
» Internet Chat Addiction
» Internet Addiction Chat
» Childhood Obesity Causes
» Causes of Childhood Obesity
» Preventing Childhood Obesity
» What Can Be a Cause of Childhood Obesity?
» Prevent Childhood Obesity
» Lazy Teenagers
» Problems in Single Parent Homes
» Passive Parenting
» Confrontational Children
Mikko Que