Study: Video games can become addictive

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Study: Video games addictive for children. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on June 14, 2018. (WPVI)

There's yet another reason for parents to keep a closer watch on their kids and video games.

Researchers at the University of California say that video games, including the popular game 'Fortnite,' can become addictive and affect children's brains, much like like alcoholism or drug abuse.

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The researchers believe kids are especially vulnerable because their brains are still growing. While a child's reward system is developed, the self-control section of their brain is not, leaving them vulnerable to the negative effects with heavy video game usage.

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