I agree in principle, but there's the argument that some multiplayer games are deliberately designed to be addictive/require massive time investments, and that children or teenagers need to be protected from them.
Yes, the peer pressure to spend inordinate amount of time playing online games it huge. Its not healthy, especially with people that you never meet.
Its better to spend the time with actual live people, even if its playing games in the same room.
We're not made to be isolated hermits.
Sounds like a parent's job to me.
Maybe your idealized verion of parents.
We live in a work-obsessed culture.
In a lot of families, both parents work full to make ends meet. Often, they do significant overtime too or even have to work several jobs.
And then, you have single parents... The first 12 years of my life, it was just me and my mother and she had to work 50-60 hours a week to make ends meet. I spend A LOT of time by myself with no parental supervision.
A lot of children are in that situation.
That sounds like an argument from that porn thread. There are ratings. Anyway, that does not justify having everyone's time regulated by the state. That's an insane limitation of personal freedom. Not that that's an issue at all in a communist country, but people in democratic countries being in any way ok with that amazes and frightens me.
There's nothing I hate more than the state limiting people's freedom "for their own good". Freedom to only make "good" choices is no freedom at all.
Society limits your freedom all the time. Heck, some freedoms are antagonistic (ie, your freedom to stab someone with a knife vs your freedom to walk in the street safely).
As a small example, here, you can't drink alcoholic beverages in the street and if you make an inordinate amount of noise after a certain hour, your neighbors are entitled to call the cops on you and get you to bring the noise down.
You also cannot smoke in a restaurant and I'm reasonably sure we have laws on advertisement limiting the ads that target children.
I assure you that most people here are for the above regulations.
Only difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy, the majority should have a say in how people's freedom is regulated.
We need to stop spending money on Chinese products. It only encourages them. They have no business telling the whole world what we can and can't play.
Given that you exported most of your manufacturing industry in China
, good luck with that.
In any event the State regulating people's free time is ridiculous, as said above.
This, I agree with.
I do think young people spending so much time online and not socializing is an issue we'll have to tackle socially, but enforcing that children play online only an hour a day is a little strong.
However, I agree with the underlying principle that we should do something to tackle that problem.