Teen beaten to death at internet addiction treatment camp?

A 15-year old boy from China has died less than one day after entering a treatment camp for internet addiction.

Four staff members have been arrested amidst allegations that the boy was beaten to death.

Internet cafe in China
Internet cafe in China

“Some estimates suggest up to 10% of the country’s 100  million web users under could be addicted, and a growing number of rehabilitation services exist.

However, there is little consensus on how to treat the addiction.

Tao Ran, director of the country’s first internet addiction   treatment clinic in Beijing, told The Associated Press (AP) that most camps chose to use military-style discipline over scientific methods.”

Original article

www.techaddiction.ca

 

 

 

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Posted on August 6, 2009, in children, internet addiction, Treatment and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wonder if this story even makes the news in China? Would parents still send their kids if it did?

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