I have an 11-year-old son with ADD. A doctor has stated that there is research showing that a) kids can become addicted to violent video games and that b) gaming raises cortisol levels in people who play video games. A counselor says that ALL electronics can cause the above two situations. What is your take on this? What about active video games such as Dance Revolution or the wii games? How should a parent address this? Take them off all games, etc? Permanently or just take a break?… HELP!
This doctor is providing part of the research. May I refer you to a website that will provide more facts: notMYkid (then click on Internet addiction). Another site is MediaWise (then click on game addiction).
TopicBehavior & Social Skills