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Exposure of children to the internet

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China’s Cyberspace Administration has introduced regulations aimed at reducing the time children spend on smartphones. The proposed guidelines:

  • Limit minors’ access to most internet services on mobile devices from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Restrict internet use to two hours a day for those aged 16-18, one hour a day for ages 8-15, and 40 minutes for children under 8.

Internet addiction among youth can lead to detrimental effects such as reduced academic performance, impaired social interactions, sleep disturbances, mental health issues like anxiety and depression, and decreased physical activity.

The restrictions are part of China’s efforts to combat internet addiction among youth.


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