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French to Swedish
Danish to Swedish
Norwegian to Swedish
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Madeleine Bergström
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English to Swedish: Video Game Addiction
General field: Social Sciences
Detailed field: General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Source text - English
Video Game Addiction
Studies show that the excitement of video games makes playing them addictive. Parents of preteens and teens hardly find the realities of video game addiction surprising.
Ask any preteen or teen how they love to spend their spare time, and chances are you'll get an earful about video games. But why do they love them so? Is video game addiction real? According to some studies it would appear that the excitement of video games causes the brain to release a chemical that is, in essence, addictive. For any parent who has seen the fervor by which some kids play video games, this news is no surprise.

What makes video games so addictive? Media literacy specialist, Dr. Charles Ungerleider explains that "they're very compelling with increasing complexity, so a child becomes more facile, yet wants to know more and apply new skills." While wanting to improve their game isn't a problem in itself, it becomes one if video games are "taking a youngster away too much from other activities," says Ungerleider. "Then the parent has to intervene and limit the amount of time the youngster spends with the video game."

Professor of Computer Science, Maria Klavee feels video games, if not too violent, can "offer some real opportunities for puzzle solving, strategic and critical thinking". But she adds that it's important that video and computer games are played in moderation. Klavee says parents should "provide a selection of activities, not just the ones that have the most action or are addictive. Choose some that involve problem solving or good story lines. Also aim for a balance in your child's life. Sports are important, reading's important. Just think of computer games as one more component in a child's exploration of what's out there in society."

As for video game addiction? Ungerleider believes that "a parent can prevent youngsters from becoming addicted to too much TV or too many video games by establishing a pattern of selective viewing or by using video game material early in a child's life so that by the time a youngster gets to be an adolescent and there's very little surveillance or control, it's less likely to occur."

Finally, Ungerleider remind parents that "if a youngster becomes addicted to video games it can be a problem and the parent does need to intervene and provide attractive alternatives."

Translation - Swedish
Studier visar att spänningen i TV-spel gör dem beroendeframkallande. Föräldrar till tonåringar och något yngre barn blir knappast förvånade över att tv-spelsberoende faktiskt existerar.
Fråga vilken tonåring, eller strax under tonåring, som helst vad de tycker om att göra på sin fritid, så kommer du sannolikt att få höra en hel del om TV-spel. Men varför tycker de så mycket om dem? Är TV-spelsberoende verkligt? Enligt vissa studier verkar det som om intresset för TV-spel får hjärnan att utsöndra kemikalier som i sig själva är beroendeframkallande. För föräldrar som har sett med vilken iver vissa barn spelar TV-spel, kommer denna nyhet inte som en överraskning.

Vad gör TV-spel så beroendeframkallande? Dr. Charles Ungerleider, specialist i mediakunskap, förklarar att "attraktiviteten ökar med ökande komplexitet, så ett barn lär sig mer och vill veta mer och lära sig nya färdigheter." Medan det inte är ett problem i sig att man vill bli allt bättre på spelet, blir det ett problem om TV-spelen "håller barnen borta från andra aktiviteter alltför mycket," säger Ungerleider. "Då måste föräldern ingripa och begränsa den tid barnet tillbringar med TV-spelet."

Maria Klavee, professor i datavetenskap, anser att om de inte är alltför våldsamma kan TV-spel "ge verkligt goda möjligheter till problemlösning och kritiskt tänkande." Men hon tillägger att det är viktigt att TV- och dataspelen spelas med måtta. Klavee säger att föräldrar bör "erbjuda ett urval av aktiviteter, inte bara de som har mest action eller som är beroendeframkallande. Välj några som innehåller problemlösning eller bra berättelser. Försök också uppnå balans i ditt barns liv. Idrott är viktigt, läsning är viktigt. Se bara dataspel som ännu en komponent i barnets upptäcktsfärd bland allt som finns i samhället."

Och när det gäller TV-spelsberoende? Ungerleider tror att "en förälder kan hindra ungdomar från att bli beroende av alltför mycket TV eller för många TV-spel genom att skapa ett mönster av selektivt tittande, eller genom att använda TV-spel tidigt i barnets liv, för att det inte så lätt ska uppstå beroende när barnet blir tonåring och man har mycket liten övervakning eller kontroll.

Slutligen påminner Ungerleider föräldrar att "om ett barn blir beroende av TV-spel kan det vara ett problem och föräldern måste ingripa och erbjuda attraktiva alternativ."


Translation education Bachelor's degree - Uppsala University, Sweden
Experience Years of experience: 36. Registered at Feb 2010. Became a member: Jun 2011. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to Swedish (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
French to Swedish (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
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Software Frontpage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Fluency, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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25+ years experience in translation. I have translated three books: one from English into Swedish ("What works, what doesn't", a book on alternative medicine, health and beauty), one from German into Swedish ("Altes Wissen", on medicine, health an natural remedies) and one from Swedish into English ("Hips attached", a book on hip replacement surgery). I have also translated thousands of smaller and larger projects within arts and humanities, medicine, technology, marketing, tourism, education, finance and more.I have also translated several longer scientific works, on subjects ranging from education, social sciences and medicine to arts and history, along with a large number of shorter texts and articles.As a complement to my BA in languages (major English and French), I have studied and developed into also translating Danish (10+ years), Norwegian (bokmål, 8 years) and German (15 years) - all into Swedish. During the last 5 years, Danish and German, along with English, have been my main languages.

I am a language specialist at Gengo in Tokyo, which means I am responsible for quality assessment work, translator tests and approval for the language pair English into Swedish.

I am an authorised translator from Danish into Swedish.

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PRO-level pts: 82

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