More than 11% of juniors play games every day

On August 10, Tencent announced that it will begin piloting the game "Glorious King" in tightening the playing time of elementary and middle school age groups.

Tencent has introduced measures such as reducing from 1.5 hours to 1 hour on weekdays and from 3 hours to 2 hours on holidays when playing games. Minors under 12 years old are prohibited from depositing money into the game.

 The game operator also started to upgrade the mechanism to fight online game addiction, strictly limit the playing time of underage users, strengthen the control of consumption, strictly screen for account theft and impersonation. bro to enter the game…

 China Music and Digital Publishing Association plans to control gaming regardless of platform such as mobile, PC, etc. According to the latest statistics, China currently has 11.66% of students. Play the game every day.

 The mainland's newly revised Law on the Protection of Minors, which took effect from June 1 this year, contains a chapter, Protecting Children in Cyberspace, which explicitly states that product suppliers and online services may not provide addictive products and services to minors.

 According to media reports, among 1,929 teenagers who play certain time games, the rate of playing games for two or three days is 26.23%, almost every day playing online games is 11 ,66%.

From a policy perspective, in the context of the protection of minors being strengthened every year, most of the game enterprises in Mainland China strictly implement the regulatory requirements and have considerable effect.

 “If the leading gaming businesses had a stricter screening system in the game, the infringing users found would limit the number significantly. At the same time, the competent authorities have also continuously strengthened the monitoring mechanism before, during and after the incident” – information shared in the report.

 The China Game Industry Report from January to June 2021 shows that game users reached 667 million gamers in the first half of 2021, an increase of 1.38% year-on-year, and the growth rate Growth continues to slow forecast until the end of this year.


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