eReflect's Ultimate Typing Highlights Actions from Chinese Government Regarding Internet Addiction In New Blog Post

Share Article

Teenage addiction to the internet is common around the globe, Western and Eastern countries alike. eReflect highlights how China is dealing with this epidemic with a documentary on this subject feature on the Ultimate Typing™ blog.

News Image
Internet addiction is a new and largely unstudied social phenomenon that only escalated in the last decade or so, with the proliferation of online gaming.

A new short documentary has been promoted on the Ultimate Typing™ blog, focusing on teenage internet addiction and the Chinese government’s controversial approach to it. The documentary, titled "China’s Web Junkies,” was produced and directed by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia. It gives an inside peek into how internet addicts are dealt with by the Chinese government. Back in 2008, internet addiction was classified as a clinical disorder in China, which also considered the phenomenon a primary threat to the health of millions of teenagers in the country, something the documentary highlights.

The teenagers that end up in the treatment facilities receive a mix of military and therapy drills to help them overcome their internet addiction. These teenagers receive this controversial treatment for up to four months, in hopes of overcoming their addiction, at which point they are reintroduced to society. Although eReflect recognizes that internet addiction does have an impact on the lives of millions of people around the world, the company points out that using a bootcamp-like treatment which involves extreme therapy methods is questionable, to say the least.

Internet addiction is a new and largely unstudied social phenomenon that only escalated in the last decade or so, with the proliferation of online gaming. Internet addiction is defined differently by different organizations and states, and there’s no one single viewpoint on its status, the preferred treatment, or even the desired outcome. That’s why governments and clinicians need a more systematic approach to this modern-day phenomenon, eReflect notes. As the designer of one of the best typing program products on the market, the company is of course supportive of responsible internet and computer use.

Several typing software reviews of eReflect’s program highlight that internet and computer use is such an integral part of daily life that people need above-average typing skills to be efficient at their jobs. eReflect’s learn to type software helps people improve their typing efficiency and accuracy. In fact, young people who have good keyboarding skills should be encouraged to use this ability to apply for better jobs, improve other skills, learn new languages, and in general work towards self-improvement using technology, rather than passively spending their time in online recreation. Although gaming and general internet use is one form of entertainment, it should be one that’s closely monitored by individuals to avoid the extremes leading to addiction, eReflect concludes.

*********
For more details on Ultimate Typing™ please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/.

For more details on Ultimate Typing™ EDU please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/schools.

About Ultimate Typing™

Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.

Share article on socal media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Rick Wilson
eReflect
+61 261761104
Email >
@UltimateTyping
since: 11/2012
Follow >
Ultimate Typing
since: 11/2012
Like >