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Internet Addiction Causes
China using boot camps to break teens' Internet addiction

After a while, it was like falling in love.” The love affair started in Internet arcades, where teenagers can spend hours, even days, playing Internet games. Chinese authorities claim Internet addiction pollutes the mind and causes 70 percent of …
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Don't Bring Internet Addiction Bootcamp To US

Why so harsh? Chinese authorities claim internet addiction causes mental illnesses and have actually classified it as a mental disorder. Chinese authorities have also said addiction to the internet contributes to 70 percent of crime in China. According …
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Boy tries to stab mom for cutting internet access

"Internet and smartphone addiction is causing children to behave aggressively, sometimes even violently. Such patients could harm their family members if they are denied access to their digital devices," said Nilufer Mistry, a senior counsellor at …
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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

Intensely competitive war games that blur the lines of fantasy and reality could also contribute, said Dr. Kimberly Young, a psychologist who directs the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery in Bradford, Pennsylvania. "They want to win at all costs …
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