AsiaMedia is reporting a trial by the Information and Communication Ministry in South Korea to get students to take one day a week off from using the Internet. Apparently students of the country were showing signs of becoming Internet addicts. South Korean youths lack control online and have difficulty living an everyday life. But how many were watching the drama behind Lonelygirl15 unfold on YouTube?
Initially about 17,000 students in 20 elementary, middle and high schools will be asked to designate a day each week where they’ll only use the Internet for learning and homework. Eventually the government wants to roll the restrictions out to 200,000 students across the country, in hopes of raising well-adjusted adults with appropriate online habits. The rest of the world can resume its addiction and find the next online video saga to watch obsessively.
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