South Korean law allows parents to control their children's gaming habits

Posted on July 4, 2012 - 7:00am by LSDreamscape

Another law from South Korea tries to control their children's gaming addiction by making parents able to block their children's access online.

The new law that went into effect on July 1st gives parents access to a "Selective Shutdown System" (the actual name is the "selection system of game available period", doesn't sound as harsh now does it?) that will allow parents to control just for how long have their children been playing a certain game they may not approve of.

The system lets parents (or legal guardians for that matter) to set a time period they want to allow outside of the curfew hours that prohibit gamers 16 or younger from playing any online games between midnight and 6 a.m.

The system can only be applied to a selected series of online games including League of Legends and Starcraft 2, but it appears that consoles are not affected by the new law.

This isn't the nation's only attempt to control the way their children play video games. Another law set to start later this month will completely ban the sale of virtual goods in online titles.

What do you think of all this g1's? Should the country ease up on its youth's gaming tendencies or are these new laws right to control underage gamers in such a tight fashion? Just how much is too much when it comes to gaming online and the time you spend on it? And just how much should parents be involved in their children's activities? Let me know in the comments below.

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At least they're spending quality time together?

 

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