This week many of us interested in online games and kids’ leisure online might hear about South Korea. No fresh turnabout of cyber money exchanging for cash (we wrote about it here), but the new policies aimed to limit online games’ playing among children in night hours.
As The Korean Herald informed the world, in the second part of 2010 “pair of policies … will attempt to block underaged access to online computer games” in South Korea. These two measures are “shutdown” and “slowdown.”
First will establish online games’ curfew for children and underaged players. Kids will be offered to choose the 6-hours night time period when popular online games will be unavailable for them. The second one will slow down the speed of connection for those youngsters who sit in magnetic virtual universe too long. Thus, kids won’t be able to play cool games online — but they’ll meet a nice possibility to have a good sleep offline!
This week, it’s is one of the most discussed news related to online games and kids’ usage of the Internet. During 4 days, about 40 articles in newspapers and news websites — not to speak of posts in blogs! — were devoted to this South Korea’ online games innovation. Please join this world-wide online discussion answering the simple question: how do you meet this initiative?