China gives parents power to pull the plug on kids' web games


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China gives parents power to pull the plug on kids' web games
China National News
Monday 8th February, 2010
(ANI)

New Delhi, February 8 : Parents in China can make use of a program that can help terminate their kids' online gaming accounts.

The country's Ministry of Culture and six major online gaming companies have come up with the program to tackle teenagers' obsession with online games.

Parents and guardians can ask the game operators to end services for minors and would be required to submit their kids' account numbers, and documents proving their relation in the process, reports the China Daily.

NetEase.com was said to have already started accepting requests from worried parents.

A post published on the company's website claimed the staff would contact parents within 72 hours after receiving their complaints, which once confirmed, would lead to the suspension of gaming accounts.

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By fish, 02-08-10, 04:35 PM China gives parents power to pull the plug on kids' web games

Would be better if parents can work with the kids in controlling the game’s on/off button, making it a mutually consenting educational, internalised and reasonable process. This is too cumbersome, and too final. The kids are not Beijing ducks, and they do need outlets from time to time.
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AnnaG
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lmao We didn't need gov't permission.
We just gave our kids 10 minutes to wrap up what they were doing or the computer became unplugged. It happened once in our house.
Nifty thing with computers is the power cord is completely removable.
 
talloola
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

lmao We didn't need gov't permission.
We just gave our kids 10 minutes to wrap up what they were doing or the computer became unplugged. It happened once in our house.
Nifty thing with computers is the power cord is completely removable.

Yeah, that works, and it use to work with the phone too,
I remember pulling the plug out, if calls weren't terminated
by a certain time, but what happens now, with all the cell
phones, would have to have a wrestling match getting phone
out of their hand.
Anyway, parents should have the last word, that is their job, teaching their children 'self control', and the reason for certain rules within their family lives.
Parents are just passing the buck, if they have to depend
on an outside force to control their children.
There are lots of addictions, it's part of life, and one
must be aware of them.
 
Risus
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

lmao We didn't need gov't permission.
We just gave our kids 10 minutes to wrap up what they were doing or the computer became unplugged. It happened once in our house.
Nifty thing with computers is the power cord is completely removable.

Thats exactly what I was thinking.
 
Johnnny
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I know a few people who need something like this right now lol
 

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