Game-Addicted South Korean Teens Recover Boot Camp Style

by Tim Turi on Jan 18, 2011 at 08:45 AM


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 studying”.

All my parents ever told me to do was go play outside...

[via Game Politics]