Children as young as 12 to be admitted to Gaming Addiction Centre

Children as young as 12 to be admitted to Gaming Addiction Centre

It is expected that the first NHS funded gaming addiction centre will admit children as young as twelve when it opens its doors in September. A group of youngsters aged around 12 have been selected to be the first to benefit from treatment after their addiction to games has reportedly kept them from school and harmed the relationships they have with family and friends.
Researchers and those behind the centre are hoping that the centre will help create a model for diagnosing and treating addictions to gaming among children and adults which can then be rolled out across the UK.

Gaming addiction and the amount of time children and young people spend online has come under increased scrutiny after reports of more children falling behind in their studies after becoming obsessed with technology and gaming.

 

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