Being a gaming addict since 5th grade has been experienced by a man named Nababa. Through the Healthy Living show on tvOne, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Nababa told the beginning of her consciousness to suffer from gaming addiction.
Admittedly, gaming addiction gets worse when he feels without games, he has difficulty controlling emotions and difficulty time management. Nababa, now 20, admits he can forget himself when playing games. Time spent playing games can be more than 12 hours a day. Because of the game, the school was interrupted.
Regarding this, dr Eva Suryani said that a person is said to be addicted to games can be known from several characteristics. What are the characteristics of a person experiencing gaming addiction? Here’s dr Eva’s explanation.
“According to WHO, in mid-June there are criteria adiksi games. People who play games prioritize the game above other activities. Second, the man can’t control himself to stop playing games. Already knew there were negative consequences of the game but still done. For example, until there is a change in emotions, to cause impaired academic performance as well as relationship disorders,” said dr Eva.
Gaming addiction, according to dr Eva is a chronic brain disease but still treatable. Because, addiction to this game involves the functioning of the brain area, involving memory function.
Gaming addiction can be influenced by the environment, it can also be because the original goal of looking for entertainment but ended up difficult to control. Therefore, said dr Eva, school-age children should not be allowed to play games too long because their brain function has not been able to perfectly filter something that is necessary and unnecessary.
To prevent the occurrence of gaming addiction in children, parents can do other things that can make their activities more active.
“To prevent addiction to time-limiting games, do activities outside of fun games. Because entertainment is not only from games, it can do hobbies such as reading, cooking, and singing.”