Friday, September 24

China fights addiction to video games in minors | Digital Trends Spanish

China wants its children to spend fewer hours playing video games, for this it has decreed a strict measure.

According to the national news network Xinhua, the Asian country wants to face addiction to video games, recognized by the World Health Organization as a disease.

With this new rule, those under 18 will only be able to play video games online for one hour a day, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The rest of the time it will be prohibited with rigorous verification systems and controls on the companies.

This represents a greater restriction on the measure adopted in 2019, which allowed young people to play video games for three hours on weekends and 90 minutes on other days.

Thus, this new regulation will establish that “online gaming services should not be provided to minors in any way at any other time interval”.

At the same time, they will need to include strict real-name login and registration mechanisms to ensure these measures are being adhered to.

In this way, the video game companies will be in charge of enforcing this rule. Thus, the regulations establish that the different departments must “strengthen the supervision and inspection of implementation at all levels.”

In recent times, several Asian nations have expressed concern about the long period that their youngest inhabitants spend playing video games, which has increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of quarantines in the different territories.

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