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US, Canada, China and Korea Already Have Detox Clinics for Children Addicted to Video Games

The first harbingers of addiction appear when people decide not to eat.

Video game addiction
Courtesy: addictions.com

(MADRID) - An inquiry carried out between two thousand adolescents of the virtual community Habbo Hotel says that video games are the preferred applications in the letter to Santa Claus. Only 4 % of the children ask for books.

All parents said that the leisure time employed with the video games should not exceed one hour per day. These data correspond to an inquiry conducted among four thousand parents in the UK, France, Germany and Italy. Parents are not involved in their childrens' games, so that six out of ten kids play alone.

On the other hand, video games are used by children as an alternative to isolation. The boy relieves his energies with the machine and eventually stops communicating and loses track of time, increasing his violent behavior.

Sometimes violent or fanatic video games are hung on the network and distributed free of charge by racist or criminal organizations to attract addicts among youths. The boys agree to distribute their activities and spend some of their time to other tasks such as sports, theater and reading.

MIT Professor Joseph Wizenbaum recorded as "Internet bohemians those bright young disheveled, with sunken and glassy eyes, sitting at computer keyboards, with tense arms and waiting to trigger their fingers, and working up to thirty hours straight, and whose menu is summarized in coffee, soft drinks and snacks. They sleep on cots next to the printouts. Their clothes are wrinkled, their faces without washing or shaving and their disheveled”.

Video games are identified with a super-tech society. The United States, Canada, China and South Korea already have fantastic "detoxification clinics”. The first harbingers of addiction appear when people decide not to eat. Then follows the drug intake to hold clear.

The adolescent addiction to video games is one of the great dangers in society. Parents should monitor the amount of time of their children to entertainment.

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Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer Roselló, a prestigious Spanish advertising character, presents a fascinating personal and professional career fully devoted to the world of communication in its varied dimensions. He earned a PhD in Information Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BA in Advertising from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona Master in Marketing from the School of Marketing Studies in Madrid.

He has been Associate Professor of Business Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Navarra and a contributor to the Madrid daily ABC. He also spent several years teaching, both in the Official School of Advertising as the School of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1985 he was awarded the Gold Master, granted by the Senior Management Forum and AMPE Prize 1996 to the "long and brilliant career advertising."

You can write to Clemente at this address: clementeferrer3@gmail.com

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