South Korea Considers Strict Legal Limit to Kids' Gaming Time

Mom and Dad apparently not cutting it

Kids 16 and under in South Korea are already banned from playing online games (including Xbox LIVE starting this month) between the hours of midnight and 6 AM, but a newly proposed law aims to restrict total gaming time to four hours per day. 

 

This would include online games, networked mobile games, and consoles. Kotaku Japan notes it's not even clear how they would enforce the console end of it, but the idea is that kids under 16 would not be allowed to play for more than 2 hours at a time, or as we mentioned, four hours total.

 

Even the announcement of the proposal alone caused game industry stocks to drop, so it's clear that if this law passed more would be on the line than the hobbies vs. health of middle and elementary school students. 

 

Do you guys think a law like this is necessary or should kids and their gaming habits be monitored by parents alone?

 

Image via My Seoul Stories

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