It is difficult to estimate the number of U.S. children impacted by gaming addiction. It is an emerging area of concern for public health researchers. According to the American Medical Association, up to 90% of U.S. children regularly play video games. Most of these children are not addicted. But as many as 15% of them may be. That means that as many as 5 million U.S. children may be addicted to video games.
“Video games may look innocent, but they can be as addictive as gambling or drugs and just as hard to kick.” — Keith Bakker, founder of the Detox Center for Video Game Addiction
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