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China’s publication regulator to launch teen protection campaign targeting internet addiction
Published: Sep 06, 2021 02:58 PM
A player plays an online game in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang Province in February. Photo: IC

A player plays an online game in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang Province in February. Photo: IC


The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications announced on Monday its plans to launch a teen protection campaign targeting illegal acts in various sectors including the prevention of internet addiction. 

The campaign to supervise multiple sectors of the study and living environment for teenagers at the time when new semester starts and students are returning to school.    

The regulator intends to address the internet space for teenagers along with the recently large regulation campaign undertaken by the Cyberspace Administration of China. 

In addition, the campaign will also coordinate with other government agencies to target internet and online game addiction. Most online games have already implemented teen protection mechanisms including real name authentication and restricting game time for teenagers. The result of series of regulation will be monitored across the campaign. 

As part of its offline rollout, the campaign will initiate investigations into published content markets before October, in order to prevent pirate textbooks, reference books and dictionaries to be purchased by schools. Businesses located near schools including book stores, printing stores and stationers will be regulated during the campaign to ensure no misconducts exist. 

Global Times
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