The Problems of Overuse of Electronic Games in Smart Devices from the Parents’ Perspective: A Study Applied to a Sample of Parents in the Gaza Strip
Keywords:Keywords: Overuse , Children , Electronic Games , Smart Devices.
The study aims to identify the problems arising from the children’s overuse of electronic games with smart devices from parents’ perspective. The study used the method of social survey sample through an electronic questionnaire applied by (312) parents in the time period 2/4 to 7/5/2020. The study found that there are problems resulting from the excessive use of electronic games by smart devices where the family problems came first and then behavioral problems, health problems and finally the study problems with an average level for all. Also, the study found statistical differences between the overuse of children on electronic games and variables attributable to the type of child and the type of games used and the duration of the play. The study recommended some recommendations including the selection of the parents of the appropriate games for the age and sex of the child, putting a time period for play, the family availing social, sports, and scientific, cultural recreational activities for the children to mitigate the overuse of children of electronic games.
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