Interactive Software Federation of Europe

Scientists Oppose 
WHO’s Proposed Video Game Action 


Scientists Oppose 
WHO’s Proposed Video Game Action 


36 internationally renowned and respected mental health experts, leading social scientists and academics from research centers and universities – including Oxford University, Johns Hopkins University, Stockholm University and The University of Sydney – will oppose, in an upcoming journal paper, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) plan to create a new gaming disorder classification.

“Worldwide opposition to the WHO’s controversial and unproven classification of ‘Gaming Disorder’ continues to grow,” said Simon Little, CEO of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe. “The WHO’s process lacks transparency, is deeply flawed, and lacks objective scientific support. We urge this process to be halted.”

More details are included in the attached press release.