China's Web Junkies Recover in Boot Camps

Posted on February 22, 2014

The New York Times did an in-depth report on China's web junkies. The Chinese have boot-camp style treatment centers to help these desperate Internet addicts recover. Most of them seem incredibly miserable. One thing is for sure they are all going to be in great shape if they survive the boot camp. Some Chinese teens became addicted to the Internet in Internet cafes.

Concerned parents then take them to these recovery facilities against their will. The head of the recovery facility, Tao Ran, says their studies indicate people who use the Internet for six or more hours a day (not for work or study) are the most likely to become addicted. Some addicted online gamers won't even take a break to use the bathroom and wear diapers while gaming. Take a look: