I am an international students from China and I am a huge fan of Wow (there are 3.2 million Wow players in China).
Wow is a popular game, however, after state-run newspapers started sharing stories about the dangers of Internet addiction, thousands of worried Chinese parents have sent their “Internet-addicted” children (remember, because of China’s one child policy that means parents’ ONLY child) to the net-addiction rehab camps (some of the camps actually use Electroshock Therapy for internet addicts)
Here is the story I quoted from thefastertimes.com
“Daily life for the children in these camps involves endless military-like training including long distance running and other drills. They also have to attend real life classes (something children accustomed to living their lives in virtual “World of Warcraft” worlds aren’t quite familiar with) in an effort to help them rediscover what it means to be part of an actual team.
To Electroshock or Not? The Chinese Debate How to Cure Internet Addiction
The most horrifying aspect of these camps is that children are subjected to electroshock therapy. A therapist asks a question such as: do you still want to go online? Before the child can give a yes or no answer, the therapist presses a button and an electric current is sent through the child’s body, creating a moment of spasms. Therapists defend this treatment, saying that the electric current is not life-threatening, and that its purpose is to make patients feel numb or torpid toward Internet stimuli. In the end, they hope, inmates will feel nausea whenever the word “Internet” is mentioned.”
I just want to know what of you think of it.
P.S the electroshock therapy has been banned after years of debate in China