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Thailand considering tighter cybercafe curfews to curb game 'addiction'


The Culture Ministry of Thailand is looking to revise curfew times for children in cybercafes. The Bangkok Post reports the new rules would require children under 15 to leave by 8PM and those under 18 to leave by 10PM. The new rules are meant to help curb video game addiction -- and send children into the safety of the streets, where we know nothing bad ever happens. Officials will consider the new curfews next week.

Thailand's relationship with video games and "addiction" has been quite the roller coaster over the last couple years. There was the suicide (and fallout) after a 12-year-old committed suicide, the tragic murder of a cab driver blamed on GTA and the laughable list of games the Ministry of Health warned parents to avoid.

[Via GamePolitics]

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