Gaming Addiction Help for Teens From Florida

Gaming Addiction Help that Helps Florida Teens

Our Pennsylvania based programs help teens from Florida and can provide academic opportunities to ensure your child does not fall behind in school.  Campers at Camp Pocono Trails that undergo video game disorder help are put into small classes where they won’t get lost or fall behind. video game disorder help

Often, academics fall behind when a student needs video game disorder help.  The problem is that it is almost impossible to totally avoid using the internet as a student today.  At Camp Pocono Trails, we help campers develop the self-regulation skills to go online responsibly and to quickly get back on track when they fall off.

Some of the emotional signs or symptoms that may require video game disorder help include:

  • Feelings of restlessness and/or irritability when unable to play
  • Preoccupation with thoughts of previous online activity or anticipation of the next online session
  • Lying to friends or family members regarding the amount of time spent playing
  • Isolation from others in order to spend more time gaming

Video game disorder help often means treating co-occurring issues concurrently.  Often, we find an underlying depression or self-doubt about the future. Focusing on Maslow™s œHierarchy of Needs paradigm, we help Camp Pocono Trails campers find safety and security first by showing them how to interact positively with others, how to make and keep friends, and how to stand up to others when being bullied.  

ADHD is a common co-occurring issue when teens need video game disorder help.  As a result, habits and strategies need to be developed to use the internet successfully for research or writing papers in school.  This is simply what we do at Camp Pocono Trails- we help our campers to develop the intrinsic motivation to change their online behaviors and develop routines that will ensure their success.

Frequently, we’ve found that the typical Camp Pocono Trails student started excessive online habits when they began to feel more successful online than offline.  This can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, as campers lose social practice by spending more and more time online and losing opportunities to engage in face-to-face social interaction.

As a result, it’s not uncommon for a teen to lose the feeling of safety and security when walking the halls in high school.  This can lead to a snowball effect and only encourages the student to fall deeper into online habits. At Camp Pocono Trails, we can reverse these feelings of social insecurity by teaching concrete skills to interact and socialize with others appropriately.  

What Effect Does Video Game Disorder Have on my Florida Teen?

 

Video game disorder is very hard to treat.  In one surprising study, In one study 84% of addicted gamers were still addicted two years later, demonstrating how difficult gaming addiction is to treat.  In the same study, 7% of online gamers were classified as psychologically or behaviorally dependent on online gaming. video game disorder help

This begs the question, “why is gaming so addictive?”  According to research in the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 41% of people who play online video games do so as an, “escape from the real world.”  Another risk factor is found in players with strong social motivation. Some games involve social obligations, where players have to work together. This can mean a player feels obliged to play along as the rest of the group wants to play. Farmville strives to ensure participation at regular intervals by making gamers dependent on each other for daily allotments of fantasy resources.  

Putting together role play and social use in one game should yield a highly compelling game. World of Warcraft, a massive multiplayer online role-playing game, fits this description and is, anecdotally, pretty addictive.

There is much debate currently about the effect of video game violence on the real world.  According to a study in Pediatrics, as much as 20% of real-life violence may be attributable to media violence.  Why is this? Researchers speculate that there is a two-fold issue here. First, constant exposure to video game violence decreases our sensitivity to real-world violence.  Seeing a fight at school might seem more normal to a child that has been exposed to ongoing video game violence, making them less likely to intervene or even more likely to instigate violence themselves.

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

Camp Pocono Trails helps teens struggling with issues similar to those below:
– Social Issues
– Impulse Control
– Low Self Esteem
– Social isolation
– Technology Addiction
– Social Anxiety Disorder
– Video game addiction
– School Refusal
– ADHD
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Autism Spectrum
– Addictive Behaviors
– Family Conflict
– Trauma
– Poor Communication Skills

Resources

Gaming Addiction Help: ESBR Ratings

http://www.esrb.org/

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is the non-profit, self-regulatory body that assigns ratings for video games and apps so parents can make informed choices. The ESRB rating system encompasses guidance about age-appropriateness, content, and interactive elements.

As part of its self-regulatory role for the video game industry, the ESRB also enforces industry-adopted advertising guidelines and helps ensure responsible web and mobile privacy practices under its Privacy Certified program. ESRB was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

Set Up Your Playstation For a Teen with Video Game Disorder

If we simply take the strategy of putting external controls on gaming or internet-connected devices, we have done nothing to develop the child’s ability to self-regulate their gaming or browsing behavior independently.  However, if you need to put up some structure now, here is a guide for setting up Playstation spending limits and gaming times:

How to set parental controls and spending limits on PS4: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/ps4-parental-controls/

By creating a sub-account for your child you can prevent them from accessing PlayStation Store content that is unsuitable for their age, user-generated content and online gameplay. You can also stop your associated sub account from making purchases without your consent.

In this article, you can learn about the parental controls available on PlayStation products: https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/age-ratings-and-parental-controls/

Camp Pocono Trails Helps Florida Families From Cities Such As:

Some examples of cities from Florida which may have families who could use Camp Pocono Trails: Jacksonville Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Hialeah Tallahassee Fort Lauderdale Port St. Lucie Cape Coral Pembroke Pines Hollywood Miramar Gainesville Coral Springs Miami Gardens Clearwater Pompano Beach Palm Bay West Palm Beach Lakeland Davie town Miami Beach Plantation Boca Raton Sunrise Deltona Palm Coast Largo Deerfield Beach Melbourne Boynton Beach Fort Myers Lauderhill Weston Kissimmee Homestead Delray Beach Tamarac Daytona Beach Wellington village North Miami Jupiter town North Port Port Orange Coconut Creek Ocala Sanford Margate Sarasota Doral Pensacola Bradenton Palm Beach Gardens Coral Gables Pinellas Park