This course provides an overview and understanding of Internet Addiction disorder, or gaming disorder in children, youth and adults. Online gaming addiction affects people of all ages, including children. As with other addictions, online gaming addicts use computer or video games as an escape from the problems in their lives. Games offer players complete control, and this intoxicating world causes their brains to release endorphins that cause a high similar to what drug addicts experience. Students will learn to recognize the specific dangers attached to children with online gaming addiction, as they are often so attached to virtual reality that they have lost their ability to communicate naturally and comfortably with real people. In cases where children become addicted at a very young age, they may never have developed that ability at all. Students will discover how arts-based approaches informed by developmental theory and neuroscience can assist their clients to restore a sense of emotional and psychological safety as well as engaging in the present moment.