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Addictive video games can impact children’s brains similar to drug abuse or alcoholism

Addictive video games can impact children’s brains similar to drug abuse or alcoholism

MRI scans show that “Fortnite” and other addictive video games can impact children’s brains in ways similar to drug abuse or alcoholism, the Telegraph reported.

The concerns are being raised amid what is called a new generation of young people who some say are being harmed by excessive use of social media and online video games.

Studies led by professor Ofir Turel, of California State University, explained how a young person’s brain is impacted:

Adding to the concerns is whether video game addiction could make children more susceptible to other addictions later in life.

This week, the Daily Telegraph began its Duty of Care campaign, a call to make social media giants and online gaming subject to regulations that protect children from “addiction, bullying and grooming when using their services,” according to the report.

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