Gaming addiction on the rise among children in S'pore amid pandemic: Counsellors

Counsellors say they have seen a stark increase in reports from parents about their children being hooked on online gaming since the pandemic hit, with the number of cases rising by up to 60 per cent. ST PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - Cooped up at home during the circuit breaker in 2020, his teenage daughter found a new way to pass the time with the help of video games.

Mr Lim Cheng Mong was concerned about the long hours the 18-year-old spent gaming, which he estimated to be six hours a day.

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