Video Game Addiction Officially Named A Disorder By World Health Organization

CBS 2'S TONY AIELLO HAS DETAILS AND REACTION Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS BUREAU, PLAYING TWO HOURS A DAY IS AVERAGE FOR VIDEO GAMERS

BUT FOR SOME, TIME SPENT AT THE CONTROLS GOES WAY BEYOND THAT MY NEPHEW GETS STUCK IN IT AND HE DOES IT ALL NIGHT LONG HOW DO HIS PARENTS FEEL ABOUT THIS? MY NEPHEW IS IN HIS 30s Reporter: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN STUDYING THE ISSUE AND NOW HAS FORMALLY LABELED IT A HEALTH CONDITION THE COFOUNDER SAYS PARENTAL WORRY ABOUT GAMING HAS BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, BUT — IT HAS BEEN AN UNBELIEVABLE AVALANCHE OF CONCERN IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS SINCE FORTNITE BECAME TO THE FOREFRONT, IF YOU WILL

Reporter: FORTNITE IS THE SURVIVAL GAME WITH AN ESTIMATED 125 MILLION PLAYERS WORLDWIDE EVERY PARENT I KNOW IS WORRIED THEIR KIDS ARE ADDICTED TO VIDEO GAMES AT ONE POINT DO YOU REALLY NEED TO WORRY? FOR MANY PEOPLE THIS WILL COME AND GO BUT WHEN IT'S AFFECTING THEIR LIVES WHERE THEY'RE NOT SOCIALIZING WITH THEIR FRIENDS THE WAY THEY USED TO, NOT DOING THEIR SPORTS LIKE THEY USED TO, LYING ABOUT STUDYING, OR STEALING MONEY TO BUY THINGS FOR THE GAMES THAT'S A PROBLEM

Reporter: MILLER SAYS DON'T DISMISS GAMING AS STUPID OR A WASTE OF TIME VALIDATE YOUR KIDS BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT BUT SET LIMITS ENFORCE CONSEQUENCES WHEN THE LIMITS ALL BREACHED SEEK HELP IF GAMING IS AFFECTING WORK, SCHOOL, OR FAMILY RELATIONS TONY AIELLO, EEBS 2 — CBS 2 NEWS

THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY SAYS THE WHO

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