Are you addicted to video games?
The Sun newspaper has reported that Zach Richardson has an 15 hour addiction to video games as he stays glued to the TV set around seven days a week to feed his addiction. Unemployed Zach, aged 17, plays games such as COD and FIFA for up to ten hours of the day. Zach also multitasks with playing football manager on his PC at the same time. He is plagued by headaches and blackouts which are causing concern for doctors. Zach doesn’t leave the house for days and school friends and his girlfriend are threatening to leave him to it. Zach’s gaming marathon begins at 9am each day, he opts out of lunch and finally relinquishes the controllers and turns in during the early hours of the morning. Mum Lois Richardson has said that there is nothing she can do to stop him playing and does not want to take his consoles away for fear of upsetting him.
How many hours per day do you spend playing video games and how much is too much?