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An SOS from Internet Addiction Center Inmates

Following the death of a teenager in an Internet addiction clinic, Southern Metropolis Daily visited a related facility in Guangzhou. Danwei translates: When the reporter arrived outside the rear wall of the school, children on...

Teenager Dies In Internet Rehab

From China Daily: A teenager was allegedly beaten to death by counselors at an Internet addiction rehabilitation clinic in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The 15-year-old middle school graduate, surnamed Deng, was...

China’s Tough-Love Approach to Internet Addiction

Many Chinese teenagers are sent to a military compound in Beijing by their parents to detox from an Internet obsession, from Time: Even though it was just before Lunar New Year–the most important family holiday on the...

More Teenagers Addicted to Tobacco

From China Daily: More teenagers are becoming addicted to tobacco, the 2008 China Tobacco Control Report said. About 40 million of the country’s 130 million children between 13 and 18 have tried smoking, and 15 million of...

My Kid Is An Internet Addict – Wang Zhiyong

From China.org.cn: Since Internet addiction disorder (IAD) was first introduced by Dr. Goldberg as a new type of addiction in 1995, Internet addiction has been widely covered. Research has been published; diagnostic standards as...

China Hopes to Cure Internet Addicts at Summer Camp – Reuters

From Reuters: China is launching an experimental summer camp for 40 youngsters to try to wean them off their Internet addiction, state media said on Tuesday. The 10-day program would accept youngsters aged between 14 and 22 once they had undergone a psychological test and evaluation, the China Daily said. About 2.6 million — or […]

Web Link to China Teen Pregnancy – BBC News

From BBC News: Nearly half of all teenage pregnancies in the wealthy Chinese city of Shanghai have been blamed on increased access to the internet. Doctor Zheng who runs a helpline for pregnant teenagers in the city reports that many of the girls said they had met the boys they had sex with online. The […]

Game Over for China’s Net Addicts – Reuters

From Reuters: Combining sympathy with discipline, a military-style boot camp near Beijing is at the front-line of China’s battle against Internet addiction, a disorder afflicting millions of the nation’s youth. The Internet Addiction Treatment Center (IATC) in Daxing county uses a blend of therapy and military drills to treat the children of China’s nouveau riche […]

China Won’t Let New Internet Cafes Open – AP

From AP: China will not allow any new Internet cafes to open this year, state media reported Tuesday. The Xinhua News Agency said 14 government departments, including the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information Industry, had issued a notice saying that “in 2007, local governments must not sanction the opening of new Internet […]

China’s Unique Approach to Treating Internet Addiction – Shanghaiist

From Shanghaiist: An old military base in the Daxing suburb of Beijing has been repurposed for battle against internet addiction among China’s 12 to 24-year-olds. According to a new report, 14 percent of Chinese teens are vulnerable to internet addiction, and the Communist Youth League says that internet addiction is “a grave social problem” that […]

Student Survey Stumps Sex Specialists – Wang Shanshan

From China Daily: High school students in Beijing are far more promiscuous than their teachers or parents think, according to a survey conducted in a city district. More than half of those polled said there was nothing wrong with a one-night stand; and 6.2 percent admitted they already had a sexual encounter, according to the […]

China discourages teenage heroism – Guo Qiang

From China Daily: A dozen years ago, Chinese teenagers were besieged in a nation-wide wave to learn from a late juvenile hero, Lai Ning ˵ñÂÆÅ (1974-1988). The native of the southwestern province of Sichuan died trying to put out a forest fire when he was only 14 years old. However, in today’s China, Lai has […]

Guidance needed to prevent teen pregnancies – China Daily

From China Daily: Many parents or teachers might find my advice outrageous, and some think it will encourage sexual experimentation,” said Wang Xianglin, an expert who started as a volunteer at the China Population Communication and Education Centre /‰∏≠ÂõΩ‰∫∫Âè£ÂÆ£‰º†ÊïôËÇ≤‰∏≠ÂøÉ(PCEC) three years ago. The PCEC is also called Green Apple House. “But pretending it is not […]

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