Often watching as a child addicted to a computer game, parents are sounding the alarm and wonder, will affect whether computer games negatively on the psyche of a teenager? Are they able to cause computer addiction? Whether it is necessary to forbid the child to play? The situation clarifies psychologist Julia Donets.
– Julia, you have about 7 years in private practice. How often do you turn to parents with the problem of computer addiction in the child?
– Any addiction – it is the escape of a person from solutions to life’s challenges that he faced. Actually appeals to psychotherapists with symptoms of computer addiction can be counted on the fingers. According to statistics, in the face of serious difficulties, children and adolescents are more likely to resort to alcohol and drugs, and not the computer.
– Why alcohol and drugs remain in first place in solving teenage problems?
The alcohol helps the teenager to return to an earlier stage of development in which he couldn’t care less about me, and he has a right not to be responsible for anything in his life, shifting responsibility to others. The computer gives the same level of regression, which is called alcohol and drugs.
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