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The identification of factors that indicate problematic Internet use is important because…
Which is the most important criterion for Problematic Internet Use?
The Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale (BSMAS) can be used to detect the indicator signs that can lead to the detection of possible signs of problematic social media use.
Problematic Internet use often comes together with other disorders and problems (e.g., depression, social anxiety).
Recently, you have noticed that your twelve-year old son plays much more video games than usual. He starts playing when he comes home from school and basically does not stop until bedtime. His grades have gotten worse, and you don’t see his friends coming around that often. You have tried to help your son, but it does not work. Yesterday you have read an advertisement about a new private practice that offers treatments for gaming addiction. What is your best first course of action?
Andrew is 17 years old, and he is entering the final year of high school. He plays 3-4 hours of videogames every day and he sometimes streams himself on Twitch while he plays. He enjoys being competitive in videogames and becoming better at playing, but he also plays games for relaxation or plain fun. He has many friends that he met online and with whom he keeps regular contact. He also has friends outside of the virtual world. He likes to hang out with his friends and in his free time he also plays the guitar. He is not the best student, but he has good enough grades to pursue a study of his choice. His parents sometimes think that he plays videogames too much and that he should spend his free time more like they did when they were young.
Do you think that Andrew is a problematic gamer?
The possibilities that Internet offers like online learning are nice, but you either must pay for something or you get low quality information.
It is wrong of parents to play videogames with their children because they are setting a bad example.
Things that children and adolescents do online in their free time are mostly unnecessary and a waste of time.
Generally, it is recommended to (you can choose more answers):