Tencent introduces new controls to combat kids’ gaming addiction

Gaming addiction - child using mobile phone

The company has announced it is adding new time-based restrictions for the length of minors’ play time. Tencent has announced that it is implementing new restrictions in the hopes of tackling gaming addiction among children. This was, to a considerable extent, a response to heavy criticism and pressure from state media. Chinese state media has called online games “spiritual opium” and has placed a substantial focus on gaming addiction among children. Tencent recently made a social media post, stating that it would be introducing new restriction measures following the requests…

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