China imposes strict restrictions on children’s use of mobile phones

Draft of new rules released / AP Photo
Draft of new rules released / AP Photo

China has decided to implement stricter rules to prevent children from spending too much time on smartphones.

The Cyberspace Administration of China has released details of new regulations aimed at protecting children from mobile phone addiction.

The draft regulations have been released on the website by Aday, according to which children will not be allowed to access the internet on mobile devices between 10 pm and 6 am.

Similarly, children between 16 and 18 years of age will be allowed to use mobile phones for a maximum of 2 hours.

Earlier also in 2021, the Chinese government restricted the duration of online games for children.

At that time, gaming platforms were told that children under the age of 18 would only be allowed to play online games for 3 hours in a whole week.

The new regulations now state that technology companies will be responsible for enforcing the rules, but did not specify what penalties could be imposed for violations.

The agency has asked companies to create content based on lullabies for children under 3 years of age, while giving priority to educational news and entertainment content for children under 12 years of age.

The organization said in its statement that many steps have been taken over the years to protect children and now we are developing an internet model rich in age-appropriate content.

The statement added that shortening the duration of internet use has positive effects on children.

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