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How To Kick The Video Game Habit

March 15, 2021

One of the unintended consequences of the pandemic has been an increase in video game addiction.  Families who had successfully established limits on screen time faced real challenges when schools went online once the pandemic set in. Monitoring children’s online activity has always been difficult. It became a monumentally more challenging task as kids went online for school work, and as many parents also started working from home. 

As screen time increased and communities across the country issued stay-at-home orders, boredom set in.  As boredom set in, many kids turned to online games to fill their time.  

Families are now starting to see signs that their children face a real problem with video game addiction. This is where Cam Adair, a video game addiction expert, can help. Adair founded Game Quitters, a resource for gamers, parents, and anyone else interested in identifying and addressing video game addiction.  You can access all of Game Quitter’s resources online at