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Cyber Psychology: Internet/Gaming addiction OER

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Cyberbullying and Online Gaming

Playing videogames is a popular activity, with 70 percent of youth under the age of 18 playing videogames. Some games are solitary or single-player games; others are multi-player. Multi-player games – whether they are played on a computer, game console, handheld system, smartphone, or tablet – allow users to play with people they know in person and others they meet online. In fact, 65% of video game players of all ages say they play with others. There are many types of videogames: role-playing games, action games, shooter games, sport games, and fighting games. There are also educational games like sandbox/build/construct games, puzzle games, and others. 


What to do when online gaming gets mean

Online gaming is fun, competitive, and exciting. But when it gets negative, it’s best not to retaliate and let things escalate. Take a break or join another game while things cool down.

Online article

The Psychology of Gaming addiction

An OERCommons article about gaming addiction


Online Suicide games: A Form of Digital Self-harm or a Myth?

An OERCommons article about the challenge of online games and it's connection to suicide