Boot Camp for Web Obsession

Apparently, South Korea now has rehab centers for internet addiction. Fact: up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or about 2.4 million people, are at risk of Internet addiction. Similar numbers are reported in China, Taiwan and the United States.

“The compound — part boot camp, part rehab center — resembles programs around the world for troubled youths. Drill instructors drive young men through military-style obstacle courses, counselors lead group sessions, and there are even therapeutic workshops on pottery and drumming.”

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My personal opinion: Either there is too much porn on the internet these days, or the parents aren’t doing their job. But hey, people dies playing WOW, which is something I can never comprehend. Judgments aside, I think that this is a step towards the right direction, and it would be better if the parents be forced to attend the counseling sessions, after all, they’re just kids.

Posted on November 21, 2007, in Culture, News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What I want to see is the article that talks about the South Korea kid dying while playing Starcraft.

    Starcraft 2 is coming out next year, who will die playing it?

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