A person holding a PlayStation 4 controller. China is imposing curfews and regulations on video game playing minors. Bebeto Matthews/AP
Chinese officials are cracking down on youth online gaming, which they say negatively affects the health and learning of minors. Official guidelines released Tuesday outline a new curfew and time restrictions for gamers under 18.
Six measures were outlined in the guidelines, aimed at preventing minors “from indulging in online games.” Among them is a ban on online video games for minors between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Minors will also be restricted to 90 minutes of game time everyday except national holidays, when they are allowed a maximum of three hours.