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dc.contributor.authorKing, D.en
dc.contributor.authorDelfabbro, P.en
dc.contributor.authorDoh, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorWu, A.en
dc.contributor.authorKuss, D.en
dc.contributor.authorPallesen, S.en
dc.contributor.authorMentzoni, R.en
dc.contributor.authorCarragher, N.en
dc.contributor.authorSakuma, H.en
dc.date.issued2018en
dc.identifier.citationPrevention Science, 2018; 19(2):233-249en
dc.identifier.issn1389-4986en
dc.identifier.issn1573-6695en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/111752-
dc.description.abstractProblems related to high levels of gaming and Internet usage are increasingly recognized as a potential public health burden across the developed world. The aim of this review was to present an international perspective on prevention strategies for Internet gaming disorder and related health conditions (e.g., Internet addiction), as well as hazardous gaming and Internet use. A systematic review of quantitative research evidence was conducted, followed by a search of governmental reports, policy and position statements, and health guidelines in the last decade. The regional scope included the USA, UK, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, and South Korea. Prevention studies have mainly involved school-based programs to train healthier Internet use habits in adolescents. The efficacy of selective prevention is promising but warrants further empirical attention. On an international scale, the formal recognition of gaming or Internet use as a disorder or as having quantifiable harms at certain levels of usage has been foundational to developing structured prevention responses. The South Korean model, in particular, is an exemplar of a coordinated response to a public health threat, with extensive government initiatives and long-term strategic plans at all three levels of prevention (i.e., universal, selective, and indicated). Western regions, by comparison, are dominated by prevention approaches led by non-profit organizations and private enterprise. The future of prevention of gaming and Internet problems ultimately relies upon all stakeholders working collaboratively in the public interest, confronting the reality of the evidence base and developing practical, ethical, and sustainable countermeasures.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDaniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro, Young Yim Doh, Anise M.S. Wu, Daria J. Kuss, Ståle Pallesen, Rune Mentzoni, Natacha Carragher, Hiroshi Sakumaen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rights© Society for Prevention Research 2017en
dc.subjectInternet gaming disorder; internet addiction; prevention; public health; policy; DSM-5en
dc.titlePolicy and prevention approaches for disordered and hazardous gaming and internet use: an international perspectiveen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030072202en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11121-017-0813-1en
dc.relation.granthttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170101198en
dc.identifier.pubid359227-
pubs.library.collectionPsychology publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS14en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidKing, D. [0000-0002-1762-2581]en
dc.identifier.orcidDelfabbro, P. [0000-0002-0466-5611]en
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