• Lifestyle
More

    China to ban online gaming after midnight, open rehabs for addicts

    Must Read

    Ahmed Patel body arrived at Vadodara airport

    Paresh Dhanani and Zuber Goplani accompanied the ambulance carrying the body of Ahmed Patel to his village...

    Covid 19 cases reached 17465 in Vadodara after 110 new cases on Wednesday

    Total 116 discharged from hospital taking the total to 16095 Continue the risr Covid...

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise...

    Growing addiction to online gaming among youth has alarmed the Chinese government which is mulling banning people under the age of 18 from playing on the internet after midnight.

    The concern is so high that the government may also open rehabilitation centres for game addicts.

    China has the world’s largest internet population — around 750 million. Those aged between 10 and 39 years comprise 74 per cent of internet users while 20 per cent are between 10 and 19 years of age.

    Chinese youth spend a considerable amount of time on internet, especially online gaming. The mushrooming game parlours have the government worried which sees them as a menace.

    The government has sought feedback from the public. If the ban is passed, those aged below 18 will not be able to play online games between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m.

    Besides, the duration of continuous play will also be determined for minors who will have to produce an ID number.

    Young netizens have already expressed their anger on Weibo — the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

    This is not the first time that such measures have been adopted. In 2007, game operators were instructed to deduct points from younger players in case they spent more than three hours on a game.

     

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise...

    Covid 19 cases reached 17465 in Vadodara after 110 new cases on Wednesday

    Total 116 discharged from hospital taking the total to 16095 Continue the risr Covid 19 cases in Vadodara reached...

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise caution and regulate crowds

    Yash is all set to start the final leg of shooting for KGF Chapter 2

    Superstar Yash has become a household name after the massive success of KGF. The film hit cinema screens in 2018 and a...

    BJP’s Vijay Kumar Sinha elected Bihar Assembly Speaker

    BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha was on Wednesday elected as Speaker of the Bihar assembly by a majority vote. Sinha, who was...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -