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Nearly 23% of youth report that they feel "addicted to video games" (31% of males, 13% of females.) These are the results of a new study of 1,178 U. children and teens (ages 8 to 18) conducted by Harris Interactive (2007) that documents a national prevalence rate of pathological video game use. Douglas Gentile, Director of the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University reports, "Almost one out of every ten youth gamers shows enough symptoms of damage to their school, family, and psychological functioning to merit serious concern." Beyond gaming, kids are filling their free time with other Internet activities: social networking, instant messaging (IM), blogging, downloading etc. Kimberly Young, Director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, identified the following potential warning signs for children with pathological Internet use: Internet addiction among children is a growing concern.20 something chat, sometimes also called "college chat" is an on-line chat community for chatters 19 - 29.The life of a 20 (something) year old is full of twists and turns, changes and challenges—from graduating college and entering the work force to dating and marriage.With the click of a mouse, they can enter a different world where the problems of their real life are no longer present, and all the things one wishes he or she could be or experience are possible.Like addiction to drugs and alcohol, the Internet offers children and adolescents a way to escape painful feelings or troubling situations.