Generation Gamers

 

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Our kids are exposed to ‘screentime’ progressively more, as we think of new and wonderful ways to digitise our world.  Gaming has become the new status quo of play… we see less kids in trees, and more kids with their heads in some sort of device.

When did this become an issue for psychologists?  Well, what we are seeing is a phenomenon of addiction to gaming.  Think about when we get a notification on our phones.. we check the notification and our brain gives us a shot of dopamine and oxytocin (the happy hormones) and reduces cortisol (our stress hormone).  This process occurs with drugs such as cocaine.  So, when we expose little minds to a flood of Continue reading “Generation Gamers”