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China Is Limiting Minors To Just Three Hours A Week On Video Games

China is limiting minors to just three hours a week on video games, according to reports. 
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China is limiting minors to just three hours a week on video games, according to reports. 

On August 30, regulators in the country dramatically cut down the hours under 18-year-olds can use a gaming console.

Due to a growing concern over its addiction, it’s been limited to Fridays, weekends and holidays.

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According to the Xinhua news agency, gamers under the age of 18 will be able to play games from 8pm to 9pm.

There have already been tight rules put in place for minors who play video games.

Previously, those under 18 have been told they are allowed access to their consoles for 1.5 hours each day.

The policy will be enforced by users accessing their profiles through ID accounts, as all gaming companies will be forced to comply.

However, some have put into question whether or not this would cause games to clog.

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People are now taking to Twitter and sharing their thoughts on the new ruling.

Many people, particularly parents, have argued that it’s a good idea.

One person tweeted: “Screen time is an issue everywhere, especially amongst children. Probably not a bad idea here.”

Another added: “[There is a] huge problem with addiction to games and the internet. There are rehab facilities that wean teenagers off the internet.”

“I mean, children shouldn’t be playing online games,” a third wrote. “It’s against the T&Cs for a lot of services. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t play games offline.”

But some people have said that it’s a step ‘too far’.

One Twitter user said: “Understand where they’re coming from but are there no parents to supervise? Oh yes, dictatorship/communism. State owns the kids.”

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