Did you know buying gaming consoles was banned in China until 2014? Yes, you heard it right. China doesn’t want kids to ‘waste’ their time on gaming and they try their level best to stop the youth. Now, China is all set to ban teenagers under 18 from playing video games during the weekdays. Not only that, the poor kids will only get 3 hours of gaming time per week – on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Well, this sounds really strict to me. But what I will tell you will be a biased opinion coming from a gamer so why not check out some opinions from U.S. parents.
What do parents have to say about the new China gaming limitations?
Raleigh Smith Duttweiler works in public relations at a nonprofit and is a mother of three children. She heard the story of a new rule in China banning teenagers and children under age 18 from playing video games for more than three hours a week. Ironically, she was doing laundry and her children were playing Minecraft upstairs when she heard this news.