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Video Game Addiction Concerns Mental Health Experts

Lisa Pont, a social worker at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it’s truly a medical condition that should be classified as a disease, as the World Health Organization plans to officially do in a couple of months. “Some people think it trivializes other [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:55:18+10:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Gambling, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Does watching violence on TV, in movies, or video games promote aggression? With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent [...]

8 Ideas to Encourage Pretend Play and Why It’s So Good for Kids

When kids pretend they're pirates or secret agents, or create their own characters using dolls or Lego figures, it seems like they're playing simple games - literally engaging in child's play. But what's going on when kids use their imaginations and pretend when they play is actually very complex, and very good for kids' development. [...]

By |2017-11-30T09:57:16+10:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments