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What do you do if you're a parent in South Korea who is fed up with your child's StarCraft II marathons? Send them to boot camp, where they endure every trial the average soldier faces; endurance sessions in harsh conditions, endless exercise, and moderated technology use.
All Voices has a photos series of punished students who have missed school, received poor grades, or lack motivation in life because of video game addiction. The entire purpose of the rigid course is to train the teens to respect themselves and find more ambition in pursuing creative endeavors.
Kang Han-Sol, a 15-year-old boy in the program, said “My mom forced me to take this
course because I have played video games too much. I hope this course
would better me, so I could quit playing and give more focus on
All my parents ever told me to do was go play outside...
[via Game Politics]
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Nice moobs, Kim.
God Asian adults are WAY to harsh on their kids, FACT: ASIAN KIDS HAVE THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN THE WORLD! Wonder why???
There is something awesomely demoralizing about doing exercise in mud.
The kids in the bottom pic look like they are dying...
Yes, this camp is how it seems.
A kid was killed in one of these camps after he was forced to run for hours in the brutal cold, night.
haha that sucks for them
Rofl I'm sure this is working wonders. All kids need to get them off video games are "harsh conditions and endless exercise". I know I would never want to chill and play some video games after that.
STOUT SHAKO FOR 2 REFINED!
Brutal! is this legal? those Koreans are so hard on their kids!
i guess this isn't so bad i'm a gamer myself and going to boot camp to get some excercise for playing to much video games isn't bad as long as they aren't killing the kids and over doing it i guess it's fine... think about it they can make friends and get themselves fit who doesn't want to be fit and have new friends.
thats right, get punished for your parent's sins...
this is hilarious.
Harsh.... Better go get some exercise kids!!!
As an avid video gamer who has been through multiple summers of field training, including basic training, I can tell you from my experience its not the exercise that breaks you from technology. Being away from technology constantly is what breaks the "addiction." As someone who constant had their phone on them before going on my most recent training exercise, not being able to use it at all (I was in France with no international plan) for a month allowed me to break my attachment to my phone and now I don't use it nearly as much.
I would like to do this kind of boot camp :x