China’s Parents Try Shock Tactics To Cure Net ‘Addicts’

From The Sunday Times:

Chinese hooked on the internet are being subjected to electro-shock therapy at a clinic that claims they will be “reborn” free of the obsession.

However, its harsh methods have caused an outcry after some of the 3,000 youths treated so far began posting their experiences – on the web.

Overuse of the internet has become a household worry in China. The country has more than 300m internet users, 40m of whom play online games.

An official study two years ago claimed that almost 10% of the nation’s young people were “addicted to the web”.

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