Thursday, 18 March 2010

Internet addiction: a new epidemic threat?

South Korea is a highly wired nation, with IT established in all its schools. Now a quarter of Korea's youth appear to be Internet-addicted. Many need medical treatment. A new epidemic threat for other countries where the Internet takes centre stage? From:

Seoul to Combat Internet Addiction

03-15-2010 17:46 , By Kang Hyun-kyung Staff Reporter

From next year, gamers and other Internet addicts will be able to install free software programs into their laptops to limit their access time to the Internet, the Office of the Prime Minister said Monday.
The plan was unveiled following the increase in addicts here, which, according to the government, has reached approximately 2 million. However, industry experts say the real figure is much higher.

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