Khalid Ezat Azam debates whether gaming is dangerous
Our newly appointed PhD Student, Khalid Ezat Azam participated in a debate about gaming organised by the Students' Union in Trondheim
The debate was organised in response to a claim by Harald Solbu (NAV Trondheim) that from NAV's perspective, gaming was a bigger problem than drugs for young people.
The participants discussed different understandings of the scope of gaming as a social problem. The World Health Organisation's establishment of a new diagnosis called "gaming disorder" was also debated, with particular regard to the consequences this diagnosis has both for gaming, and for the social debate about gaming.