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Chinese teens sent to prison camp for Internet addiction disorder

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 6:14pm IST | Agency: ANI
Parents of Chinese teenagers are reportedly sending their teenage children to prison-like camps in China to treat them for 'internet addiction disorder'.

Parents of Chinese teenagers are reportedly sending their teenage children to prison-like camps in China to treat them for ‘internet addiction disorder’.

China is one of the first countries to set up an Internet Addiction Treatment Center, in Daxing, a suburb in Beijing that resorts to military style treatment to treat teenagers for the ‘disorder’.

A documentary called ‘Web Junkie’, set to premiere at this week's Daxing, will showcase the ordeal of three teen addicts admitted for treatment at the centre, Daily Star reported.

Following long and grueling sessions, both at physical and mental levels, patients are brought back to reality, shattering their conception about internet being their life.

Parents pay thousands of pounds for the four month treatment that promises to get their children back in touch with the real life.

More than 400 teens, mostly male, are expected to benefit from this program.


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