A Look Into South Korea’s Anti-Gaming Boot Camps

In America, we have boot camps for kids suffering from obesity. In South Korea, they offer boot camps for teens addicted to playing video games. All Voices posted 15 photos inside one of these anti-gaming camps where “young soldiers” are taught to become independent, stronger and more responsible through physical training, talking about their feelings and…bathing in snow, according to one photo.

Inmates are pushed over assault courses and learn to ride horses, as well as being given therapy workshops on more creative pursuits. During the sessions, participants cannot use a computer and are allowed only one hour of mobile phone use a day to prevent them playing games via their handsets.

Wait, how come we don’t have these here? I’m sure it’ll cure those cocky 14 year old boys shouting homophobic comments during multiplayer matches on Halo 3. Our version of these boot camps would teach compassion, acceptance and that teabagging the other team after taking them out with a Covenant Needler doesn’t mean anything BECAUSE IT’S NOT REAL.

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