Chinese Govt restrains teenagers from playing online games

By Angella Semu

Chinese government has imposed a curfew on teenager that limits the time they spend on online gaming in dealing with youth gaming addiction.

This has come in due rising concerns about health, worsening near-sightedness in children and online addiction.

The regulations imposed indicates that those under 18 can only play online games between 8:00 a.m and 10:00 p.m and only for ninety minutes.

The amount of money teenagers can spend while playing online games has also been reduced to $28 per month.

In addition, the new rule will also require all gamers to use a real-name registration, phone number or ID number to sign up.

As quoted by PUNCH news, one of the gamers complained how unreasonable the new regulation is.

“This statement just means that teenagers can’t play the games, because for most teenagers in China, they need to go to school from 6.30 a.m. and end at 10.00 p.m.,” he said.

The government has also asked all games producers to modify the game content, functions or rules to avoid causing addiction in teenagers.

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