Draconian policy measures are unlikely to prevent disordered gaming

Colder Carras, M., Stavropoulos, V., Motti-Stefanidi, F., Labrique, A. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2021. Draconian policy measures are unlikely to prevent disordered gaming. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. ISSN 2062-5871

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Abstract

In August of 2021, China imposed severe restrictions on children’s online gaming time. We argue that such a policy may seem useful on the surface but does not reflect the current evidence concerning prevention of disordered gaming. Videogame play is normal for children worldwide, and like other leisure activities can lead to benefits for the majority and problems for a minority. Problematic or disordered play results from the interaction of multiple risk factors that are not addressed by draconian policy measures. Identifying these factors through stakeholder-engaged research and current evidence will be much more likely to succeed in preventing disordered gaming and promoting youth wellbeing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Creators: Colder Carras, M., Stavropoulos, V., Motti-Stefanidi, F., Labrique, A. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado Zrt.
Date: 10 November 2021
ISSN: 2062-5871
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1556/2006.2021.00075DOI
1495470Other
Rights: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 17 Nov 2021 10:58
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 10:58
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44848

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