Online gaming curfew

While France is re-establishing curfews for teenagers, Korea is dealing with other problems tied to online gaming addiction. The authorities are discussing the creation of an online gaming curfew:

Not only does South Korean have the largest online gaming community in the world, it also has its fair share of tragedy associated with it. Several incidents have been reported in which gaming has directly, or indirectly, ended in death.

A 15 year old South Korean boy was alleged to have murdered is mother, before committing suicide, after being scolded for playing online games for too long. In another case, an older male died after a non-stop gaming session lasting over five days.

It’s not just the extreme cases that have led the South Korean government to consider requiring Internet service providers to cut off access to online games, for all users under the age of 16, for the six hours following midnight.

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  1. […] Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » Online gaming curfew laurenthaug.com/blog/2011/01/05/online-gaming-curfew/ – view page – cached While France is re-establishing curfews for teenagers, Korea is dealing with other problems tied to online gaming addiction. The authorities are discussing the creation of an online gaming curfew: […]

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