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    Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Mental health motivated change impacted China gaming industry share prices yesterday.
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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    While here in the UK kids are left to games and porn while the parents are off to the pub. Makes you wonder who got it so wrong...

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Shady bloke on the corner "Get your fake id's, fake id's for game playing, get your Minecraft fix here, gather round, get your fake id's!"
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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    "To make sure the rules stick, the NPAA is making online game users log-in with real-name registration" smells more like data collection that protection....

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Another outlet reporting this had commenters saying the kids just use their parents logins already. There are lots of 30~40 years olds with high hours of play.

    Its difficult as while I agree you need limits (And gaming addiction is BAD) I'm not sure state controls will work - kids will always find a way. Tools to help parents and free training/advice on how to limit your kid is a way better way of doing so.

    I hate to think how hard it will be to control my 4 and 7 year olds in a few years time. They already push back on restrictions on their fire tablets.
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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    While here in the UK kids are left to games and porn while the parents are off to the pub. Makes you wonder who got it so wrong...
    Oh, I'm not sure we wonder that much. We just don't seem to be able to garner the political will do do anything about it. Sometimes, being a brutal, autocratic and dictatorial regime has it's advantages .... especially if you're on the dictatorer side of it, not a dictatoree.
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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Probably a controversial opinion but I've always thought the internet should be for the bill payers use, not what the law considers to be minors.

    If minors need/want to use the internet, and why wouldn't they as it can be a wealth of information, then it should be the equivalent of an intranet where the content can be vetted beforehand. The internet was meant (imo) to be free and open (within the law) and that's simply not possible, or even desirable, when you have to consider minors. It just ends up catering to the lowest common denominator and we all get treated like children.

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    I like the idea for what they are doing, but its to little time for them to play games, 3 hours per week sheesh.. at least permit them like 2 hours per day or something to reason a little bit.

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    While here in the UK kids are left to games and porn while the parents are off to the pub. Makes you wonder who got it so wrong...
    Couldn't possibly be the side with forced labour camps and an opressive 'social credit' system

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    They could always use a vpn but then again thats classed as an act of terroism in china

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    While here in the UK kids are left to games and porn while the parents are off to the pub. Makes you wonder who got it so wrong...
    One relies on the government to raise their kids, and the other relies on the government to raise their kids.

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    While here in the UK kids are left to games and porn while the parents are off to the pub. Makes you wonder who got it so wrong...
    One relies on the government to raise their kids, and the other relies on the government to raise their kids.
    The answer is not to rely on the government to raise your kids. I certainly wouldn't but I'll be doing the world a favour and not spreading my seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I hate to think how hard it will be to control my 4 and 7 year olds in a few years time. They already push back on restrictions on their fire tablets.
    I wouldn't really have an issue dealing with that, I can schedule internet usage based on device.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Probably a controversial opinion but I've always thought the internet should be for the bill payers use, not what the law considers to be minors.

    If minors need/want to use the internet, and why wouldn't they as it can be a wealth of information, then it should be the equivalent of an intranet where the content can be vetted beforehand. The internet was meant (imo) to be free and open (within the law) and that's simply not possible, or even desirable, when you have to consider minors. It just ends up catering to the lowest common denominator and we all get treated like children.
    Depends on whom is making the laws. There isn't anything free and open about the internet in China in the first place though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Oh, I'm not sure we wonder that much. We just don't seem to be able to garner the political will do do anything about it. Sometimes, being a brutal, autocratic and dictatorial regime has it's advantages .... especially if you're on the dictatorer side of it, not a dictatoree.
    While part of me thinks that more could be done to deal with harmful content on the internet by both the government and companies alike, I'm not sure limiting gaming hours in such a restrictive manner..... wait. No it probably has a lot of positives, more time for education, physical exercise and basic human interaction wouldn't be such a terrible change. Would it? I'm sure it would have a lot of benefits to society.

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    Quote Originally Posted by chrism View Post
    Couldn't possibly be the side with forced labour camps and an opressive 'social credit' system
    The UK and other countries are getting closer every day...

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    Re: Under-18s in China restricted to 3 hours online gaming per week

    All my brain did was kick out the good old "nudge nudge" routine from Monty python.
    On a more serious note, the "house broken communists" currently setting the order of the Day in Denmark ( social democrats ) they probably love a move like that.

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