Why children’s Internet addiction is so big
Xiao Yong’s mother, Ms. Wang, is engaged in the IT industry. Because of her excellent work, she was sent to study abroad for 3 years.
Xiao Yong lived with his mother in the United States and completed elementary school courses before returning to middle school.
After the launch, my mother found that Xiaoyong’s academic performance could not keep up. At first, the mother thought that Xiaoyong could not adapt to the domestic education model. Later, she discovered that the main reason was that Xiaoyong became obsessed with online games and lost interest in learning.
Therefore, Ms. Wang specially came to the mental hospital to consult with experts: Why do children have computers abroad and have time to play without indulging in it, and now they are addicted in such a short time? Professor Liu Xiaolin of Wuhan Mental Health Center introduced: Internet addiction in ChinaIt is no longer a simple case problem, but another serious social problem, education problem, and mental health problem.
Chinese children are more likely to experience Internet addiction than foreign children for many years. Why do n’t American children get addicted to online games?
This is closely related to Sino-US education and cultural differences.
Influence from parents Many Chinese parents like to play games online, while foreign parents have only a few years.
Since the 1980s, the United States has been fully computerized, and children in the United States have grown up watching their parents use computers for office work.
In other words, parents use computers before their children.
“Network information source” and “Internet tool” are parents’ instilled knowledge of the network from the beginning.
Children also naturally use computers and the Internet as their primary means of information acquisition, not entertainment.
In the United States, people with Internet addiction are mainly elderly and housewives.
But in China, almost 90% of online games are teenagers.
Because of cultural or economic reasons, family members in China often conduct relatively closed family activities and leisure games, while foreign families mostly like to carry out outdoor family activities, such as tourism and fitness activities.
Therefore, the behavior of Chinese parents who like online games has a subtle influence on their children’s cognition of the Internet and their own behavior, which has caused children to have a deep-rooted understanding of “online entertainment”.
A large part of children are surfing the Internet under the influence of their parents playing “landlords”.
School-affected Chinese children are not only studying or studying in school, extra-curricular activities, quality education is not much, and even physical education has been cancelled.
In order to cope with different levels of exams, many schools only focus on exam-oriented education, requiring children to be obedient at home and attending lectures at school, completely ignoring children’s subjective feelings, they are passive and depressed.
And foreign children enjoy a wealth of activities in school. There are various and diverse associations in the school, which not only enrich the children’s amateur life, but also give them a lot of opportunities to choose and develop their favorite hobbies.
The colorful activities will make children discover that happiness in reality is far greater than pleasure in the virtual world.
Pressure from education and employment in China Parents and children are probably the most stressed people in the world.
The pressure of academics, the pressure of employment, the pressure of competition, and the parents ‘desire for Jackie Chan make the child overstressed, tired, hard, and unhappy.
In the online game world, they dominate everything and relax freely.
Such “worlds of difference” two “worlds” let children instinctively avoid reality, so once they find happiness in the online world, they will immediately indulge in online games.
Children abroad are not so stressed.
Most of their parents want their children to live happily, not necessarily to succeed.
Chinese culture teaches children to be happy only when they are successful. Foreign cultures tell children that happiness is the source of success.
Such cultural differences can easily make our children escape from the online world to get the satisfaction and happiness of the virtual world.
How to quit Director Liu, Internet addiction is a relatively strong habit, and it is a kind of cognitive problem.
After understanding the causes of Internet addiction in Chinese children, the fundamental way to solve the problem of children’s Internet addiction is: family affection + quality education.
Walking into the child’s heart and communicating well with the child’s heart is a real scientific way to quit Internet addiction.
The warmth of affection is also a scientific method. The communication between parents and children may seem simple, but in fact, this is the most effective method to stop addiction.
First of all, parents should lead by example, spend more time with their children and care about their children’s study and life. Secondly, the root cause of children’s Internet addiction is test-oriented education. To completely solve this problem, it is fundamental to strengthen the quality education of children, especially the psychological qualityeducation.
Schools need to carry out more energetic activities, and let children know the real joy and happiness in the real world.