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Using Virtual Ethnography for Psychological and Social Problems in Children: Online Game Addiction

Yi-Sheng Wang, Taiwan

Online video games are one of the most popular and commonly enjoyed forms of entertainment of our time, yet there's a lot of controversy around them. Not surprisingly, the ubiquitous nature of online video games coupled with children who do not always know when to stop playing, has resulted in parents who are concerned about child video game addiction. The purpose of this article is to review the growing problem of child online video game addiction. Using virtual ethnography for psychological and social problems in children. The article is intended primarily for parents and those who work with children who may be obsessed with online video games.

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