China To Ban Kids From Playing Online Games for More Than Three Hours Per Week

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China To Ban Kids From Playing Online Games for More Than Three Hours Per Week

A new rule is going to take place in China. They are now banning children from playing games. This is a rule that every child in China has to follow. If we are talking about the age range, then the rule applies to all the people who are under the age of 18, that is, after which the rules will not be applied to them.

The children and teens will be allowed to play only 3 hours of games per week. This is done in order to reduce the influence of video games in the life of teenagers. The rule might seem a bit too harsh in the modern-day and age, but it seems like the Chinese government is a strict parent, setting rules for their children.

China To Ban Kids From Playing Online Games for More Than Three Hours Per Week

The new rule was published on Monday in the Chinese National Press, and that has been circling around till now. This might seem unfair to the children who will try to raise some dissatisfaction against this, but this is a major blow to all those tech giants and the gaming companies that have been running in China.

To name a few, we can talk about giants like NetEase and Tencent. They are both big companies, and they do rely on a lot of gaming and the funds that they collect from it. The rules have also scared away the investors of these companies.

The rules have been implied, and the justification given for such rules is that they are there to take care of the mental and physical health of the children and teens. However, there have been some criticisms about it too. So there are always two sides to a coin.

“There are in the present a number that is over 110 million minors. All of them are those minors that are used to playing video games in China today. We are hoping, or rather we are expecting to set the new limits in order to lead to a decline in the number of players. We are hoping that there would be a reduction in the amount of time and money spent in-game by those under 18,” senior analyst Daniel Ahmad had said in a statement.

What is going to come next is yet to be seen. Among all the problems that we get, this might be one of the major ones. So we will keep you posted about the details in this case.

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