[photopress:Internet_cafe_Beijing.jpg,full,alignright]Li Jiangzhou, headmaster of Beijing’s No. 19 Middle School and a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has proposed strengthening Internet laws. He said the online forums where anyone can register anonymously are abound, which means that students are exposed to lots of ‘unhealthy material.’
He cited a forum about ‘my experience of conflict’ full of vengeful remarks by students about teachers and classmates.
Shang Xiuyun, judge of the juvenile court and a member of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, also worries about the influence of online games on children.
She said, ‘Many online games emphasize violence and eroticism. They blur youngsters’ moral perceptions and drag them down into a loss of respect for human life.’ Shang Xiuyun does not think more laws are necessarily the best solution. She believes the reason young people log onto unhealthy websites is partly because there aren’t enough good ones.
She suggested creating captivating websites that hold their interest. She said, ‘This will be ultimately more useful than subjecting them to bans.’
Source: Shanghai Daily
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