New statistics show that young people in Japan play games for about 6 hours a day and are causing health alarms.
According to a report from Kurihama Medical Center in Kanagawa, Japan, the survey involved 9,000 young men and women aged 10-29. Among them, an estimated 12% of so-called serious gaming addicts spend more than 6 hours a day on holidays.
Accordingly, the Kurihama Medical Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan is designated by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare to treat gaming addiction among young people. This center did a survey on young people from adolescents to adolescents.
According to the report, 9,000 young men and women aged 10-29 were randomly selected to interview and tell about how many hours of gameplay per day. Their responses reflect the level of gaming that exists in the youth community.
Specifically, the results show that 85% of respondents said they have played games in the past year and 80% of them mainly use mobile phones to play games. In which, gaming time under 1 hour is 40.1% and holidays account for the highest percentage with the most amount of time online. However, 12% of people with game addiction take the standard vacation more than 6 hours a day.
Experts say the long vacation gives more people free time to play games. Most people who play games for too long, more than 6 hours a day have low back pain or headache (accounting for 40.5%), sleep disturbance or depression accounts for 37.2%.
Kanagawa Medical Center said that although the proportion of game addicts among 9,000 people is also a number that reflects the current state of excessive gaming among young people. The more time they have, the more they play, especially with the long holidays. They suggest the state should balance the rest more reasonably to reduce the amount of time spent with smartphones and playing games.
Experts and Game Publisher have warned us not to play more than 180 minutes (3 hours) per day and do not play continuously to ensure health.