Gaming Addiction Help for Teens From New York

Gaming Addiction Help May Help New York Teens With Poor Academics

While based in Pennsylvania, we provide New York teens a residential option that needs video game disorder help.  Often, the effect of video game disorder is first seen in academic performance. One study which examined adolescent video game play found that kids who play video games during the week spent 34% less time doing homework. video game disorder help

Frequent use of multi-player games may put teens at higher risk for poor reading performance, perhaps because kids replace reading time with the excitement of multi-player games. This interpretation is consistent with the results of a study of American adolescents, aged 10 to 19.  In this study, young adults who played video games spent 30% less time reading. There is also evidence that playing video games at night can disrupt sleep, which could explain decrements in school performance.

In one study, 53% of college campers say video games caused them to put off doing academic work.  Now imagine if your child was able to devote the same mental energy it took to become good at their favorite game on a subject in school like math or science.  At Camp Pocono Trails, we can turn this around. Sometimes it takes an environmental change and an opportunity to walk the path of success to see happiness achieved through hard work, not idle time playing.

Our specialized curriculum will ensure your child gets back on track academically as we create successful, corrective academic opportunities for your child.  The New York school system may have failed your child, but our focused academic program will help your student get back on track.

Gaming Addiction Help for New York Teens

New York families seek our video game disorder help center because of our unique ability to adapt to the academic curriculum for New York campers.  Our video game disorder help center helps gamers develop the internal drive and motivation to focus on academics- not the latest video game. video game disorder help

Instead of devoting energy to “real-world” activities and pursuits, teens needing video game disorder help will spend most of his or her time playing games. If your teen has developed a need for video game disorder help, it’s most likely they have prioritized gaming accomplishments over all other activities such as spending time with friends and family, school achievement, work performance, and interpersonal relationships.

Video game disorder help is not a simple as taking away the student’s video game system.  Screens are everywhere, and many parents come to us with stories of how their student has been able to bypass whatever safeguards they put of.  Using a harm reduction approach, Camp Pocono Trails campers become enlightened as to the habit-forming qualities of video games and social media, in addition to how exposure to different types of online media can change your perceptions of violence or gender roles.

We Help Transfer Online Success to Offline Success for New York Teens

Many parents seeking video game disorder help for teens report that limiting screen time is very difficult to accomplish. It™s easy to get locked into a pattern of policing electronics. The problem with a policing strategy is that it does nothing to help the child learn how to manage electronic use independently.  If your child is headed to college or independent living soon without the ability to manage their screen activity, you should intervene as soon as possible.

Video game disorder help is uncharted territory for most parents.  Parents today are tasked with raising the very first generation of teenagers immersed in a world of technology.  Screens are everywhere- teens bring internet-connected smartphones to school and often have access to games on the bus, in class, in the lunchroom, and back home again until mom or dad return from work.  For most families, gaming addiction is an issue that requires high levels of intervention.

Teens with video game disorders, especially those in emotional pain, don™t need fixing; they need to grow emotionally.  Parents and teens can become deadlocked in a disagreement about video game use. This is where Camp Pocono Trails can help. We give the teen a format to reinvent themselves in a nonjudgmental, supportive atmosphere with other former gamers. In our supportive environment, we can provide the structure for emotional growth and help teach practical life skills the teen will need when they reach independence.

 

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

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

Resources

Gaming Addiction Help: Limit Activity with Microsoft Family


Think about it- if you just limit your child’s use of technology at home, how likely will they be able to manage their use independently when they go off to college, or when they move out of the house and start their first job?  Below is a resource to help your child develop structure, but without the intrinsic motivation to change, you setting up limits alone may only go so far.

Microsoft Family: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12413/microsoft-account-what-is-family

Microsoft family is just one of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account. It™s a free service that helps families stay connected, and keep kids safer on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, along with Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. You™ll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content restrictions on account.microsoft.com/family, where you can also track kids™ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.

Smartphone and Tablet Resources for Teens with Video Game Disorder

Teens are becoming increasingly tech-savvy these days.  It™s hard for us as parents to keep up. At Camp Pocono Trails we’ve heard it all – campers bypassing routers, logging on to friend™s routers next door, creating proxies, you name it and we’ve heard it!

Here are some resources specifically for smartphones and tablets.  These devices are especially problematic for parents because they are portable and you can™t just block them through your router if your child is connecting at school or a friend™s house:

Android Devices: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/android-parental-controls-3461359/


Apple Products: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304


Google Play Store: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/1075738?hl=en

 

Camp Pocono Trails helps families from New York

Camp Pocono Trails helps New York families from cities and towns like Water Mill Sands Point Old Westbury Plandome Upper Brookville North Haven Rye Bridgehampton Oyster Bay Cove Muttontown