The latest research shows the percentage of homes with children that have video game systems has risen to 83%. The percentage of homes with at least three video games now stands at 31% over all 92% of 2 to 17 year old play video games. There is broad agreement that some children and adults play video games for excessive period of time. In Minnesota (2010) student survey data showed about one in 10 boys playing more than 2 hours of video games per day.
3 (Science daily) noted that the young people whose behavior rose to the level of videogame addiction were more likely than were non-pathological players to report the following: Having game systems in their bed rooms Having poor grades in school Feeling “Addicted” to game systems Experiencing a higher than normal number of health problems Stealing to support their video game habit. Internet has been hailed as perhaps the most important invention of the 20thcentury. The internet is an integral part of modern life and for the vast majority of internet users it benefits for out weigh the adverse consequences secondary to “excessive use”. In (2005,) more than 21 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 had access to and routinely used internet. Instant messaging, chat rooms, and emails have given adolescents new ways to talk with their friends or make new friends. According to a recent survey of young people’s use of the internet, teens routinely communicate in chat rooms and instant messaging and more than 85% state they use one or both on a daily basis. Females, more than males, typically engage more heavily in chat rooms and other communication environment. In stand ford study, the researchers found 68.9% were regular internet users, 13.7% found hard to stay away from the internet 12.4% stayed online longer than intended very often, 8.7% attempted to conceal non essential internet use from family, 8.2% used the internet as away to escape problems, 5.9% felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive internet use.
4 A recent survey by the Indian institute for youth development estimates 93% Indian adolescents use the internet. China, which has more than 140 million internet users in cracking down on abuse with new rules that restrict the opening of new cybercafés and limit young people less than 18 years of age to three hours of gaming at a stretch. Things have changed dramatically since the stone age of cell phones. i.e. the early 2000’s we merely made or answered calls after hearing a simple “tring-tr(ing”. Now it is merely playing from the hip pocket. The cell phones began to shimmer and shine. Since 1990’s cell phone use among young people has been on the increase. In addition, of the young cell phone users, teenage girls tended to use text messaging much more than their counterpart.
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