This Is How South Korean Children Battle Game Addiction

It looks like torture, and for children In South Korea that are used to playing video games non-stop, ruining their grades in the process it might be. This is where parents send their children to learn a little self-control.

You'd never see these sorts of images featuring North American children. One glance at the pained looks on those young faces and this disciplinary boot camp would be shut down for good. On the other side of the world, however, parents turn to facilities like these when they feel they are losing control of their children.

It's harsh. It's unforgiving. And perhaps it's exactly what these young teens need to kick the habit. Fifteen-year-old Kang Han-Sol certainly hopes so.

"My mom forced me to take this course because I have played video games too much. I hope this course would better me, so I could quit playing and give more focus on studying."

This Is How South Korean Children Battle Game Addiction


It's not all bad. When they are not screaming and covered in snow children learn to ride horses and spend their time pursuing more creative endeavors. It looks like hell, but at least they're getting outside to play, sort of.

South Korean Boot Camps For Video Game Addicted Teens [All Voices via Game Politics]