Some adults know what gaming’s all about, but many just don’t get it. And when people don’t understand something, they can worry about it.
They might not understand that gaming is actually a social thing – or that it can help develop skills and creativity, as well as being a great way to relax.
So it might seem like they want to put a stop to your fun for no good reason.
And here’s the thing. Most gaming is amazing fun, so it probably wouldn’t hurt to show those concerned (usually parents or carers) why you like it so much.
The more they understand, the better it will be for everyone.
One of the reasons they might worry is because “gaming disorder” has been recognised by some researchers as a new mental health condition.
While most people will enjoy gaming with no problems, a few will get so caught up with it, that it messes up their lives in other areas.
So should you be worried?
As long as gaming remains an enjoyable hobby alongside other normal things, it’s fine. But if it starts to dominate your life, you might be getting into a bit of trouble.