Got an Answer?
Tough love right now. My kid FaceTimed her friend without me knowing a few weeks ago after I told all my kids iPads were not to be used without me knowing. I turned FaceTime off straight away and limited my second eldest’s use of the iPad to school work only.
Just be tough and restrict it to a certain time limit a day and unplug the play station (easy) overnight and take it to your room.. he'll learn.
He is old enough to have a discussion with about this, when he is calm. Agree to a time limit, stating why and because you care. Good luck.
I’m not going to lie, he is probably addicted but perhaps just for a phase, perhaps not. I was addicted to chat rooms and computer games when I was about 15 for about 18months. I would wake up and go to bed playing in the holidays. My parents didn’t really say anything (which was probably good as I’m the other extreme). I gave it up after that when all of my friends were getting into it. I don’t have facebook or any social media now, but I am a little addicted to my completer. I wish I had an answer but this is such a complicated situation especially when adults everywhere are addicted to their phones