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Press Conference «Gadget Addiction: Pros and Cons»

On October 1, 2021, a press conference «Gadget Addiction: Pros and Cons» was held in the House of Journalists.
During a conference, Prof. Assoc. Grigoriy M. USOV, MD, PhD, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology, touched on many important topics, including the use of gadgets in children's lives, the consequences of video game addiction, loneliness in the social media age, and how not to get lost in cyberspace while taking full advantage of it.
«Electronic gadgets have become an integral part of our daily life helping us solve problems and facilitating communication. Everyday use of gadgets create conditions for addiction, and therefore it should be moderate» - says Prof. Assoc. Usov.
Ekaterina V. ORLOVA, Deputy Head of the Center for Psychological, Medical and Social Support, took up the issue of safe cyberspace for children.
Alexander SHUBIN, a representative of the Omsk branch of the Russian e-Sports Federation, told about e-sports, a new competitive discipline. E-sports develops logical thinking, reaction speed, team spirit, and leadership skills.
OSMU Press Center