South Korea introduces yet another law to curb gaming’s ills

This article goes off what we discussed in class about how a significant amount of people in South Korea are addicted to playing video games. It has gotten so out of control that the government felt the need to step in and limit the amount of time that children aged 16 and younger are able to play online games. The first instance of such government control was a law called the “Shutdown Law” which prohibits children from playing between midnight and 6 am. This article briefly discusses how South Korea is considering a second law that will also limit these children to playing only 4 hours a day and it is dubbed “Cooling Off”. Some other reasoning behind such government intervention is due to school bullying and even suicide. 

 

Link to article: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/south-korea-introduces-yet-another-law-curb-gamings-ills-158168

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