Aussie Telegraph claims ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’

Earnest and reputable mainstream newspaper The Daily Telegraph has today run a headline warning parents about the dangers of videogames.

The print edition ran the headline ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’, while online the tag was ‘Games Wage War on Young Minds.’ Meanwhile, thefull articlecarried the significantly more descriptive headline ‘Distressed families flood psychiatrists over children dangerously addicted to computer games and the internet.’

The ‘flooding’ in question comes from the news that videogame addiction and internet addiction are currently candidates for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, although no numbers are given to support the growth of the condition.

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