*Gaming becomes an addiction when it starts to interfere with a person's relationships or their pursuit of other goals like good grades.-Young people, who often feel powerless in theirdaily lives, suddenly have the ability to command armies, drive (and crash) cars, and wreak havoc on a virtual world with no real-life consequences.- 90 percent of American youngsters play video games and as many as 15 percent ,which represent 5 millionof them, are game addict.
*Internet addiction, sometimes referred to as cyberspace addiction or online addiction, can manifest itself in many ways in today's teens.-The Internet is a seductive place, especially for today's linked-in teens who arefar more likely to add graffiti to their friend's Facebook wall than they are to actually get on their bicycle and ride over to that same friend's house. -Many parents feel torn, though, about limitingtheir children's time on the computer. If a teen is struggling socially, some parents believe any human interaction, even through the computer, is preferable to none.
Here are some symptoms of gameand internet addiction - the more of these symptoms you can identify, the greater the need to get professional help:
• Most non-school hours are spent on the computer or playing video games...
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