Virtual is becoming the new real. Children are spending a lot of their time in online gaming instead of real world interactions, this is not only impacting their physical and mental health but also distancing them socially. Gaming addiction or gaming disorder or internet gaming disorder, is generally defined as the problematic, compulsive use of video games that results in significant impairment to an individual’s ability to function in various life domains over a prolonged period of time.
ANON’s “Online Gaming Addiction” workshop is directed towards making individuals realise the consequences of Online Gaming on their physical health like wrist, neck and elbow pain, skin blisters, obesity, numbness or weakness in hands etc and mental health that includes sleeping disorders, anxiety, stress, depression etc. This program trains them on strategies to place limits on their playing time, directing their mind into something more productive and focusing on the benefits of real world interactions. This program also explains the individuals how they can change their habits by being patient and sincere.