Teens in China like gaming and the Internet
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The Chinese government has officially labeled “Internet addiction” as a clinical disorder and has taken an aggressive approach to fixing the problem by boot camps.

But the country has built over 250 boot camps to help eradicate “Internet addiction”
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An Internet addiction treatment facility in Beijing, an instructor and former soldier are escorting this young girl to Qide Education Center
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Parents can send their children to these camps
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There, they undergo psychological examinations
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They are also subject to military-style physical training
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The training is meant to cure their addiction
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Instructors and ex-soldiers teach them
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They also take music and dance lessons
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Spending the majority of your free time online isn’t healthy…
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And most of these children are physically weak
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It’s hard to see this as an acceptable solution
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Teens should learn the importance of lessening Internet usage
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Style of “rehab” probably wouldn’t fly in the United States
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Next time you see a child too focused on their cell phone…
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Make sure to tell them about these boot camps
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