Chinese Teen Beaten to Death at Internet Addiction Camp

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The Dr Jack:

GodsClown:
That's some crazy stuff. Hope those teachers get thrown in jail or something for that.

I hope these teachers get shot.

Seriously? KILLING? Honestly, this is wrong. So wrong. Just like everything else in the world.

I agree, but it's overly hypocritical to say killing is wrong right after hoping the teahers get shot.

I do have to say I'm glad America doesn't have these camps. I'm on the internet more than my fair share. But addicted? No. Heroine is addicting, the internet is very, very entertaining. The only person I know who is actually addicted is my 17 year old cousin (name removed), and she's already been going down the path of drugs, alcohol, sex, and Fangirlism for years.

I call this progress, in fact! China has now advanced to the level of Victorian era asylums, and I am sure we are all very fond of its steps forward.

I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Another ill fated move in response to China's fear of the internet. China is scared that the internet will disrupt the harmony of their communist state.

Ouch. Just ouch. $1000 for a camp, and he was only there two days. Rip off. (seriously though, that's fucked up. Those guys were obviously sadists, no person could reasonably expect an internet addict to be able to run fast his second day. In my own, admittedly limited, experience, getting beaten does not enable someone to perform better physically.

It's really sad that summer camps in China have to advertise the fact that they don't torture campers as a selling point.

They beat the RL out of him. Isn't that the exact opposite of what they are trying to do?

One thing that stirs my curiosity is that they beat the teen, then he died from it days later. Now it would still have to be a very serious beating to kill him days later, but they did not beat him to death that very day. I doubt they understood the severity of the beating they gave him, or that it would kill him, but I'm uninformed on the matter... However the way their behavior was justified is dispicable. No one should be beaten at all, and especially not to such severity, for not running fast enough. Especially when it's an 'internet addict', so he may've been overweight to a degree.

China gets more and more messed up with every day that passes. Supporting the dictatorial military rulers of Burma? One child-policy? And now they're so terrified of people learning how low their quality of life really is via the internet, they set up fucking treatment camps.

God damn are we lucky to have been born in a democratic country.

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

Well, it seems China has a really interesting way of handling video games, and the curing of their soul sucking abilities down pat.

Also, electric shock therapy? That's so far beyond what the US is allowed to do to it's detainee's.

stinkychops:

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

thats what the shock collars are for........

So, the Chinese government beat somebody to death for not conforming?

WHAT. A. SHOCK.

Kalezian:

stinkychops:

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

thats what the shock collars are for........

Then what the hell am I wearing this damn 'Promise Bracelet' for?

Haha love the fact they have "does not include torture or other methods that might damage a child's health." as part of their mission statement.

I'm glad I live in the free world.

Poor kid. Technically wouldn't this make the parents accessories to murder?

stinkychops:

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

It's called psychological trauma. There's no better way to get over an "addiction."

I sort of disagree with you. I mean, yeah, maybe a rare few are addicted to the internet but I don't really think they're 'addicted' in a sense where if they don't have it they'll die like some other things that people can be addicted to. I think that those few who are addicted are only 'addicted' because sometimes being a teenager is tough. Kids these days are incredibly immoral. Maybe some kids would rather retreat to the internet where some people, if not most, will like them because other kids retreat to the internet for the same reason, then have to stand the pressence of the kids you wish you could run away from. I, for one, use the internet everyday. I'm a highschool student, during the summer I use it from the time I get up to the time I go to bed, during school time, I use it from the time I finish my homework until I go to bed. So, overall about 8-10 hours. Yeah, I know it's a bit much and some people might say I'm 'addicted' but (and this may sound cliche) I'm not, really I could stop anytime I wanted to but I just don't see any good reason for it. I'm learning a lot of things here, I'm socializing more than I ever would face-to-face, and I'm having fun while doing it. I could stop if I absolutly had to, seeing as I'm going on a trip to another country for 2 weeks and I'm sure I won't miss the internet a bit but, just think about it. These kids see it as a place to be free and sometimes people get pissed when you take away their freedom, actually forget the sometimes, everyone gets pissed when you take away their freedom, that may be part of the reason why people think that they're 'addicted'.

stinkychops:

Kalezian:

stinkychops:

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

thats what the shock collars are for........

Then what the hell am I wearing this damn 'Promise Bracelet' for?

oh, those? to inject the cyanide candy should you ever try to remove it..........

Harbinger_:
Poor kid. Technically wouldn't this make the parents accessories to murder?

Absolutely not. They had no way of knowing the camp uses inhumanitarian therapy techniques. They're well within their rights to sue the idiots for all their money and claim compensation for lost family member.

Without any kind lude or inappropriate remarks, I'll just say this:

My condolenses to Mr. Senshan's family, and I hope you get through this tough time as swiftly and painlessly as possible.

I loled when I saw electroshock treatment for internet addiction.

I hate to sound ignorant but if China wasn't so shitty this wouldn't be such a problem.

I realize the US isn't Xtreme! in our Awesome but at least you have something else to do here other than games. China is a pretty shitty place from what I've heard from folks who've lived there.

Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe living in China is one long boner. But if it is a boner then their MMO's must be straight on sex.

Zer0-Cool:
I sort of disagree with you. I mean, yeah, maybe a rare few are addicted to the internet but I don't really think they're 'addicted' in a sense where if they don't have it they'll die like some other things that people can be addicted to. I think that those few who are addicted are only 'addicted' because sometimes being a teenager is tough. Kids these days are incredibly immoral. Maybe some kids would rather retreat to the internet where some people, if not most, will like them because other kids retreat to the internet for the same reason, then have to stand the pressence of the kids you wish you could run away from. I, for one, use the internet everyday. I'm a highschool student, during the summer I use it from the time I get up to the time I go to bed, during school time, I use it from the time I finish my homework until I go to bed. So, overall about 8-10 hours. Yeah, I know it's a bit much and some people might say I'm 'addicted' but (and this may sound cliche) I'm not, really I could stop anytime I wanted to but I just don't see any good reason for it. I'm learning a lot of things here, I'm socializing more than I ever would face-to-face, and I'm having fun while doing it. I could stop if I absolutly had to, seeing as I'm going on a trip to another country for 2 weeks and I'm sure I won't miss the internet a bit but, just think about it. These kids see it as a place to be free and sometimes people get pissed when you take away their freedom, actually forget the sometimes, everyone gets pissed when you take away their freedom, that may be part of the reason why people think that they're 'addicted'.

For the exception of Alcoholism and the DT's there is no addiction that isn't little more than "Meh I really need it."

You get withdrawal symptoms from any and all addictions. There is only one that I know of that can kill you and that's Alcohol Withdrawal. So from that standpoint I see nothing different from being addicted to masturbation, games, or drugs.

Problem is we validate drug addicts too much by acting like they are special. The processes being dealt with don't really vary that much. Some are harder to quit than others but the basic series of events leading from quitting to 'being clean' aren't all that different.

I mean damn, Cigarettes have the longest withdrawal effects of any drug that I've read about and they are the only one of the 'fun drugs' that we let folks do besides alcohol. Kind of funny to me ;).

Sigmund Freud did cocaine for quite some time and one day was told by a close friend to stop it. He dropped it cold turkey after quite a long use and as far as I know didn't report on it being all that traumatic. However he smoked cigarettes till he had multiple mouth surgeries (mouth cancer) and other related illnesses that ended up killing him. He was never able to quit it.

Anywho back to my point. Addiction to games is no different than addiction to any substance. All are because of a desire for the chemical stimuli they give to the brain and removing them results in a withdrawal symptom as the brain overcompensates for the loss of that stimuli essentially taking the person "into the red" and this stays till the brain finally re stabilizes. Unfortunately even things that remind someone of a drug or stimuli can cause the brain to begin responding as it did with the stimuli. You show a heroin user the band for their arm and their brain will start firing just as if they were getting injected.

I like to call it a thoughtgasm.

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:

Samurai Goomba:

stinkychops:
I fail to see how getting somebody to run will stop them using the internet.

Because it's hard to surf the Internet when jogging uphill in the pouring rain as your instructors flog you with bullwhips.

China is... Interesting, sometimes.

I meant when he returns to society.

It's called psychological trauma. There's no better way to get over an "addiction."

Sound, yet twisted reasoning I suppose.

Hey, he isn't addicted to the internet anymore! I'd call it mixed results.

seriously?
Just when I was thinking highly of humanity lately.

Sheepzor:
"...the camp's mission statement promises that the treatment "does not include torture or other methods that might damage a child's health."

Would any camp actually put that on a pamphlet that they did?...

Question: Why would any camp feel the need to state on a pamphlet that they DIDN'T use toture? Is that a common thing in Chinese Summer Camps?

Edit: accidental necroing. My bad.

Either he did something different or he was monitored by more hardcore trainers. Either way, it's an agonizing loss for his parents.

It could happen anywhere else in the world; it just astounds me some of the levels of stupidity in a few of these posts. What really amazes me is that there are a thousand or so camps like these; I wonder if they're specifically geared towards "curing" Internet addiction, or are just glorified boot camps.

The little pamphlet tidbit that was so conveniently present in the OP doesn't entirely surprise me; it's ironic, sure, but we make people enclose or swear on statements like that all the time. They slipped up; first reported death in a place like that out of a country of 1.4 billion. At least they're one step above our policy on potential terrorists!

xxhazyshadowsxx:

GodsClown:
That's some crazy stuff. Hope those teachers get thrown in jail or something for that.

Kidding me? I hope they get their asses sued for everything they own, then thrown into Prison.

Kidding me? I hope they get beaten to death... with used syringes.

Those camps will be coming here once they figure out the best way to make them work...

theultimateend:
I hate to sound ignorant but if China wasn't so shitty this wouldn't be such a problem.

I realize the US isn't Xtreme! in our Awesome but at least you have something else to do here other than games. China is a pretty shitty place from what I've heard from folks who've lived there.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Chinese government: You deny your citizens the right to find their own truth with heavy censorship, you keep your currency artificially low (which results in fewer luxuries and services from other countries for the Chinese) and severely restrict their religious freedom. If kids want to play games to escape some of these horrible policies... it's not really a surprise is it?

On the other hand, for their parents... now that their kid is dead, they can resume having sex without a condom. One child policy and all.

Sheepzor:
"...the camp's mission statement promises that the treatment "does not include torture or other methods that might damage a child's health."

Would any camp actually put that on a pamphlet that they did?...

That seems suspiciously specific.

I just facepalmed the whole time while reading that thing.

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