Video Game addiction is real, rare and poorly understood | Vox
In 2018, the World Health Organization classified excessive gaming as an officical “disorder.” While only 1 to 3% of people are at risk for developing a gaming addiction, the gravitational pull toward video games is an issue for many parents nonetheless. While playing video game is more active screen time and can be social too, the nature of their design is to keep players hooked. Violence can also be a major concern. Parents are well-advised to review carefully as well as periodically the games their kids are playing, and to encourage discussion around how their kids are spending their free time.