An ex-military instructor teaches students during the evening roll call at the Qide Education Center in Beijing February 26, 2014. The Qide Education Center is one of hundreds of military-style boot camps in China offering treatment for internet addiction. [Photo: CFP]
As increasing numbers of young people in China immerse themselves in the cyber world spending hours playing online games, more worried parents are sending them to military-style boot camps to crush their addiction. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
These military-style boot camps are mainly offering treatment and military training sessions for those who have internet addiction, especially the teenagers helping them to get rid of the addiction.
The amount of these military-style boot camps has reached as many as 250 in China.