Due to the fact that addiction to a computer negatively affects the child's psyche, it is considered to be a serious danger, and if this process is not stopped in time, then there will be a lot of problems that will have to be resolved with the help of a psychotherapist.
What should parents do with gaming computer addiction? It makes no sense to scold, punish, a teenager, because aggression and hysteria will be in response. From the addiction should rid the teenager correctly. Parents need to understand that they will not be able to rid the child forever of the computer. Subsequently, knowledge of the computer will play a positive role: the child will learn more successfully, prepare for exams, but it is still necessary to reduce the influence of the computer. Parents should talk about the insecurity of long sitting behind the monitor.
Often, gaming computer addiction turns into a clear problem at the age of 10 years and therefore adults should monitor the time the child stays behind the monitor so that there is no painful addiction. It is necessary to carry the child along with the computer in other activities: sports, creativity, travel, nature trips. If a child is addicted to games, it is recommended that parents diversify their lives with educational or sports games and participate in them themselves, for example, Management, football, volleyball, tennis, badminton, swimming, martial arts.
It is necessary to limit the use of internet by a child and set time limits. Teenagers can be allowed to sit at the monitor for up to 2 hours a day.
Treatment of computer addiction in a teenager is a rather long and difficult process, requiring the participation of the child and the parents. After the failure of a teenager to play games, it is necessary to fill the void in life with some creativity or occupation, a new hobby. To get rid of a teenager from Internet addiction should be tactful, it is impossible to completely prohibit the use of a computer. A child will not feel comfortable if he feels different from everyone, giving up completely from the computer. However, to allow the child to constantly play without rules and time constraints is also impossible. Often, children’s personalities involved in computers turn into secluded ones, lose interest in education, stop communicating, show aggression towards their loved ones.
If a teenager is increasingly asking to be left alone, while he skips classes at school, sits at a computer all night long, does not get enough sleep, refuses to eat, then all the signs of computer addiction are on his face. Attempts to self-relieve from this addiction often lead to depression, which retreats after the child returns to his usual sitting at the monitor. In this case, the psychotherapist will be an assistant in treating computer addiction.
Many parents doubt the need for treatment in the adolescent addiction to the computer, referring it to the hobby. Dependence is dangerous in that adolescents of this age period (14–16 years old) are at the most difficult stage of their development, which can cause further psychological problems to arise. Instead, a teenager sits at the computer all the time when he has to start building his first relationship with the opposite sex, set meaningful goals for himself, and look for his place in society. The most correct solution for gaming computer addiction will be to seek help from specialists who will give valuable recommendations and will begin an effective treatment. The treatment of this condition is based on the experience of addiction therapy.