Video Game Addiction Help for Teens From Illinois

Video Game Addiction Help for Illinois Teens

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

Lack of self-regulation is the common denominator that affects a student’s preoccupation with video games and a lack of focus on everything else: school, friends, chores, reading, and so on.  At Camp Pocono Trails, developing self-regulation skills is what we do.

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.  Our video game rehab uses a harm reduction approach because it’s not realistic to totally give up computers and smartphones.

Under a harm reduction approach, teens learn how to limit their time devoted to video games, and to make better choices about how they are using screens.  Many times campers are unaware of the harm they are causing by playing endless hours of video games. Our structured video game rehab will help your teen learn to make better decisions about their daily life choices.

Video Game Addiction Help: Individual and Group Therapy for Illinois Teens at Camp Pocono Trails

Teens at our Pennsylvania summer camp on 350 private acres receive individual and group therapy for video game addiction and internet overuse habits. We have licensed therapists helping teens develop insight and commit to new routines in life. In individual therapy, the issues are brought forth with one therapist listening and responding to the concerns. The type of feedback that is given, or if feedback is given, is dependent on the therapist’s training. The highly personal nature of the exchange between the therapist and student allows for a specific focus on the issues presented.

Group therapy, on the other hand, involves simultaneous interaction with people typically outside the client’s social and familial network: relative strangers.  Our campers can hear how video games have affected other’s lives and relationships. Input can be both given and received from other campers in this format.

We also have family therapy sessions where we help parents best support their teen upon their transition home from Camp Pocono Trails.  We discuss in family sessions how parents can reinforce positive feelings when a child sticks to their behavioral contract and we also encourage parents to reinforce negative feelings when the child fails to live up to behavioral expectations.


Illinois Teens Suffer Poor Academic Performance Due to Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction help can be a lifesaver for many.  53% of college campers say video games caused them to put off doing academic work.  One study which examined adolescent video game play found that campers who played video games spent 30% less time reading.  The same study found that kids who play video games during the week spent 34% less time doing homework. video game rehab

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.

Video game addiction help is most successful if it addresses all aspects of a teen’s life.  Generally, but not always, academic performance has been effected for teens that need video game rehab.  At Camp Pocono Trails we combine regular classes with online classes so that your teen will have a chance to succeed academically while learning how to manage their online activities.

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

Who does Camp Pocono Trails help?

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

Resources

Video Game Addiction Help Resource: ESBR Ratings

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).

 

Video Game Addiction Help Resource: Setting up Controls on Your Apple Computer and Phone

Apple brand products offer some of the best and hardest to €œget around€ controls for parents.

You can learn how to set up parental controls for Apple products here: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph18571?locale=en_US

As a parent, you want your kids to have a safe and happy experience on the Mac. Using Parental Controls preferences, you can manage, monitor, and control the time your kids spend on the Mac, the websites they visit, and the people they chat with.  After you set restrictions for a child using a Mac, you can manage parental controls from a different Mac. Both computers must be on the same network.

Camp Pocono Trails Helps Illinois Families From Cities Such As:

Some examples of cities from Illinois which may have families who could use Camp Pocono Trails: Chicago Aurora Rockford Joliet Naperville Springfield Peoria Elgin Waukegan Champaign Cicero town Bloomington Arlington Heights village Evanston Schaumburg village Bolingbrook village Decatur Palatine village Skokie village Des Plaines Orland Park village Tinley Park village Oak Lawn village Berwyn Mount Prospect village Normal town Wheaton Hoffman Estates village Oak Park village