Chinese Teen Beaten to Death at Internet Addiction Camp

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^Mimi:
*epic facepalm*

So the parents basically paid 1000$ to get their kid killed? :s

What happened to having willpower?

Who needs willpower when you can pay someone else ridiculous amounts of money to fix your problems for you?

I blame the parents for this one. Sending the child to 'cure' his internet addiciton in a camp is never a good idea. I am only one of the many people who might say that internet is not so fun anymore...other than escapist. I am bored constantly searching for things to do on the internet and games are costing to much nowadays. I say go get a job at some place, because the internet is only entertainment and news. Nothing else can really 'cure' what is not really an addiction. The teachers had no right to lay a hand on this guy and yet the killed him, they should go to join for the rest of their lives. This isn't a 'training camp' its not for him to 'join the army' even if he tried to join, he would not get killed in training. This is beyond bizarre for me.

I remember reading about these camps in Time a while back but I never fought they would be this bad.

Cpt_Oblivious:

On topic though: What the fuck? Just... What the fuck?

My thoughts exactly.

I really only have one thing to send to those teachers:, which exemplifies my hate for people like them.

我希望你在地狱教师烧伤而我使用互联网的两倍多,以纪念这个可怜的受害者。

That's just sick. Hope they get shot for the rest of their lives.

Come to Guangxi Qihang Survival Training Camp! we'll cure your child of the internet and not torture or beat them or anything!

Pendragon9:
I really only have one thing to send to those teachers:, which exemplifies my hate for people like them.

我希望你在地狱教师烧伤而我使用互联网的两倍多,以纪念这个可怜的受害者。

I hope you burn in hell and I teachers use the Internet more than twice as much to commemorate the victims of the poor? o_o

Anyway, this is just ... Gah. I hope those teachers get freaking sued and thrown in jail, there's just no excuse for something like that.

I guess no one ever adapted A Clockwork Orange into Mandarin.

In fact, maybe they shouldn't. It might give them ideas.

"I wondered then, as I wonder now, if he might not have turned out a very different boy indeed if you had administrated a few fatal beatings earlier." -Rowan Atkinson

AkJay:

Unreliable:

AkJay:
Does this reminf anyone of those little things called "Concentration Camps" held by a certain "Fuhrur" all those decades ago?

Yes, but they control the US economy, so they are America's friends. Or frenemies if you prefer.

Thank you, token 11 year old girl.
no, i'm kidding, but that's what i think when i hear the word "frenemies" haha

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/82145/february-13-2007/the-word---apocalypse-mao--murdered-by-the-orient-s-success---frenemy

Wow......... Soooo its either be addited to the internet or be beaten to death by three chinese people in short shorts.

Make your choice everyone!

*Facepalms*

Things like this make people lose hope in humanity.

Well this kinda stuff does happen in China.

I would imagine that other countries such as a the UK and USA are just as 'addicted' to the internet, but it is seen as a larger problem in China.

xmetatr0nx:
Well not sure thats what they meant by we will "beat you into shape"...

Harsh, though not surprising that it happend in China. Im curious to see exactly what sort of regimentation they put the kids there through, sounds more like basic training for chinese troops. Wouldnt surprise me if they were just training soldiers.

I'm surprised that they let this get out to the rest of the world.

WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING ONLINE.
GET BACK TO YOUR ASSIGNED ROOM IMMEDIATELY OR FACE BEATINGS.

What Luddite, Communist crap. If China thinks it can solve a psychological, spiritual crisis by beating it out of you, its not going to last much longer. In fact, if that happens it can be the first country to be killed by the Internet.

Internet Addiction Camp? since when did that ever sound effective?
Breaking the cycle of addiction requires prolonged, determined effort, not a short intensive burst of being clean.
I can guess that these camps force lots of physical labor because of the sedentary lifestyle these kids lead.
I could think of a far better system right now;
A return to boarding schools, specifically, State created Boarding Schools designed for children with Internet Addiction.
I mean, do i need to spell it out? A Boarding School with no outside Internet Connection and a radiowave jammer that obscures Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Signals. If the kids need to do research for a school project or something, make sure you have a well equipped library (perhaps equipped with computers programmed only to run Wikipedia or a Chinese equivalent).
Its not that hard, there's a friggin episode of Ghost in the Shell about it.
Breaking Addiction, be it to drugs, gambling or computers requires at least some understanding of the beast within, and then making the effort to resist it yourself. Exercise is good, but isn't the cure for an addiction. Making fat kids get off the computer and run isn't going to cure them, its going to make them hate running even more.

mikecoulter:
I wonder if they got a refund...

I personally wonder if they got any money for damages, or does having over a billion people reduce the value of your citizens to a point that the government doesn't care about this sort of thing?

I wonder if the camp is going to be shut down or if the parents will "disappear". Anyway running isn't going to solve internet addiction.

Chaossebba:

Pendragon9:
I really only have one thing to send to those teachers:, which exemplifies my hate for people like them.

我希望你在地狱教师烧伤而我使用互联网的两倍多,以纪念这个可怜的受害者。

I hope you burn in hell and I teachers use the Internet more than twice as much to commemorate the victims of the poor? o_o

Anyway, this is just ... Gah. I hope those teachers get freaking sued and thrown in jail, there's just no excuse for something like that.

Stupid internet translators. -_-

I'm going to use the internet twice as much to commemorate the boy who suffered unjustly.That's what I said. I also told the teachers to go to hell.

That's the last time I ever put trust in Google Translator.

Before you guys get too angry at China, their internet addiction camps are based off of an American model. These "tough love" camps that parents can send their children too have been around since the 70s and have had several casualties, while results have been inconsistent. Instead of banning the process the U.S. has legitimized them within their penal code in some states offering young offenders the option of going to them instead of more serious punishment. I'm having a hard time finding the exact data on the American deaths but I remember seeing it cited at the end of the movie "boot camp" starring Mila Kunis, which was based on a true story. Too bad that movie sucked though.

Edit: found the American data

http://www.secretprisonsforteens.dk/US_Main.htm

Edit 2: wow the more I look at this stuff the crazier it is at least a hundred kids are listed here as dying in American programs and they say most deaths don't get reported since the cases are settled out of court.
http://teenadvocatesusa.homestead.com/tribute1.html
http://outside.away.com/magazine/1095/10f_deth.html

That's not really true...right? I mean no one should die just because they like the internet.

Now we just wait for Fox News to hear, and blame it on video games.

I think I just threw up. I'm usually an emotionless, heartless bastard but when someone dies for doing something that's their hobby? How would 3/4 of my fucking country would like it if I killed them for being football addicts.

Is there word for racism against hobbies or some such? If not we should make one up becuase this is a complete load bollocks.

I'm sure the teachers weren't trying to kill the boy. They were just frustrated from lack of internet and went too far.

Seriously, this sort of thing happens all the time, not just in China, but everywhere. And yet parents still keep sending thier children away to camps. Why? Because they do actualy work sometimes. They do actualy help. But just like everything else in life, there always has to be a couple of bad seeds, aweful events, people acting way too human, and they end up bringing a bad name to everything.

Also find it funny how bad you're willing to stand up for the game industry after someone is negatively influenced by it, but something likewise happens anywhere else and it's a totally different story.

edit: I would also like to point out, I am for the most part against camps. I think parents need to have more influence into thier children's lives instead of constantly relying on someone else to do thier job.

I lol'd.

New Troll:

Also find it funny how bad you're willing to stand up for the game industry after someone is negatively influenced by it

Eh. You spend a few hours defending the gaming industry from news outlets and it becomes a kneejerk reaction to anything else. XD.

Poor kid. All he ever wanted was some good loot.

^Mimi:

Commander Breetai:

^Mimi:
*epic facepalm*

So the parents basically paid 1000$ to get their kid killed? :s

Yeah; I'd have done it for $200.

This is pretty unnecessary. x\

I don't know if you were trying to go for a light joke but this is neither the place nor the time, sorry.

I thought it was funny....

Does this mean I'm going to hell?

This is terrible. How much internet time is considered to be an addiction?

geldonyetich:
"School administrators were baffled when this attracted national attention. 'We don't understand - our methods are flawless: he'll not be using the Internet anymore.'"

lol..........can i give you something like points for that.......? or like.. a thumbs up..? cause..funny..

OT:..i think they're just bastards, killing them would be ok.. - the people who beat the kid..

Poor guy. I wonder what became of the teachers. Hopefully they get locked up for life because of it.

....China I.....*sigh*

You know this could all have been avoided if China would just stop there war on fun.

Sparrow Tag:
Now we just wait for Fox News to hear, and blame it on video games.

I don't know it has China's life style in the story, if you ask me and Fox rater hate China/

The_ModeRazor:
That's just sick. Hope they get shot for the rest of their lives.

When one shot is not enough, you need a firing squad every hour on the hour.

Jumplion:

Cpt_Oblivious:

HardRockSamurai:
...China used to be cool...*sigh*...

China still cool!
Hehe Simpsons :D

"In this square, in 1984........nothing happened."
hehehe, more Simpsons :D

"You pay later!!"
Sorry couldn't resist :P

Jokes aside this is just horrific i hope those "teachers" have the book thrown at them!
And since when did China have these camps? :S

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