Watch The New York Times’ “China’s Web Junkies” Documentary
The New York Times presents this documentary on China’s Internet-addicted youth. Taking us behind the gates of an Internet Addiction Rehabilitation Centre in Daxing, Beijing, the video explores the effects of rampant gaming addiction on the youths there, many of whom are brought forcefully by their parents. The youths staying at the center typically do so for three to four months of treatment including boot camp-style drills, counseling and therapy, which parents are encouraged to stay for to receive education on coping with their child’s addiction. The center was established in 2004 and China classified Internet addiction as a clinical disorder in 2008. Check out the quick documentary above.