Video games • Behavioral addictions • Systematic review methods
What counts as scientific evidence is often much different from the body of scientific literature. Policy makers sometimes don’t understand the difference between high-quality evidence and evidence that lacks strength. Sometimes policy decisions don’t take into account stakeholder perspectives, leading to ineffective or non-implementable policy. We make clear what is known and not known and can help clarify appropriate next steps for decision-making.
12/3/2018 Presentation to the World Health Organization Dialogue with Gaming Industry: Video gaming and public health
In the context of the potential benefits of video games and conflation between types of technology “addictions”, this overview addressed how to make the best use of current and future evidence to ensure that public health needs are properly addressed going forward.