Any parent or guardian with teens will know of their fixation with online gaming, seemingly spending endless hours glued to computer terminals or smart televisions, chatting inanely into headsets while clicking at hand-held controllers. Obviously, the attraction is the immediacy of action, the high level of graphics, the reality of the scenarios plus the added excitement of competing in real time against friends or an online community. On the face of it, the activity seems not unreasonable — as long as it is taken in small doses. A recent and very tragic incident in Sharjah involving the apparent suicide of a teen is bringing the dangers of videogame playing into focus, with the grandfather saying the activity was a factor. Certainly, our sympathies are extended to anyone who suffers the loss of a teen in such tragic circumstances. Very often teens who spend endless hours in front of gaming consoles are already at a delicate time in their life.
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Teen Eyes Editorial
School, competition and peers are the top stressors for today's suburban teens, according to a new survey designed to allow adults to help relieve the pressure. Daily Herald File Photo. A comment online to a Daily Herald story on teen stress says all you need to know on what needs to change in the dynamics between youth and adults in the suburbs. Somehow, most of us coped.
What Teens Need Most From Their Parents
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It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat. A bout 90 percent of Americans with substance use disorders started using alcohol or other drugs before they turned 18, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. And once a teen begins imbibing alcohol or using other drugs, their brain development can actually be impaired, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Those substances, says drugrehab. The answer is, of course, for teens and young adults to avoid drugs and alcohol altogether.