An elementary school student named “Zoey” had a number of questions that she asked Dr. Lazarus about video games and their effects on children.
Here are his answers (Audio).
For school, I have a project where I need to research the negative effects of video games. I was wondering if you could answer a few of the questions I have:
What is the main/most common effect/s of children becoming addicted to video games?
How are children’s social lives negatively impacted by video games?
What do video games do to negatively affect children’s mental health
What do video games do to affect children physically?
What is the main problem the children you see have as a result of playing video games?
What do you do to help children recover from video game addiction?
Do most children who are addicted to video games end up recovering?
What is the main negative difference between children who play video games to children who don’t?
What do you think a good time limit for playing video games would be?
Do the children playing violent video games that you see tend to be more aggressive than the average child?