Thursday, November 05, 2009

China Bans Solitary Confinement for Internet Addicts by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

I suppose that could be considered progress…

China on Wednesday banned the use of physical punishment to treat Internet addiction after reports of beatings and at least one death in recent months at clinics for the condition around the country.

Clinics are also banned from locking up subjects or otherwise limiting their physical freedom, the country's health ministry said in regulations posted on its Web site. Multiple subjects in China, including the 15-year-old boy who was later beaten and died, have reportedly been sent for solitary confinement at Internet addiction clinics in recent months.

China Bans Solitary Confinement for Internet Addicts by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

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