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Despite growing concern over childhood obesity and the excessive time youth engage with digital devices, Alaska educators are encouraging teens to spend even more hours on violent and sexually suggestive video games through organized, multiplayer competitions. While the World Health Association (WHO) listed video game addiction among the International Classification of Diseases, a number of Alaska high schools have embraced the world of electronic “sports” in which teams of players train, practice and compete in...