Chinese lawmaker warns against child Internet addiction 2008-08-28 20:20:40   Print

    BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) - Li Jianguo, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), on Thursday called for closer supervision of children using the Internet to prevent addiction.

    About 10 percent of the estimated 40 million Chinese children using the Internet were addicted, said Li, secretary-general of the top legislature, in a report on the implementation of the Law on the Protection of Juveniles since it came into force in June 2007.

    The figures were collected from 11 provinces after a two-month survey, said Li, noting that Internet addiction was mainly caused by on-line games and a lack of supervision by the authorities.

    Li said the management and supervision of Internet games and Internet cafes must be strengthened, and he urged researchers to study methods to help minors avoid Internet addiction.

Editor: Yao
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