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His parents hoped their teenage son would be home in a month, cured of his addiction to the internet. They never thought that within 10 hours of taking him to an addiction clinic they would receive a telephone call notifying them that he was dead.
Deng Senshan, 16, was addicted to playing on the internet, like tens of millions of other young Chinese. He was just the latest teenager to be sent by his parents to one of the clinics being set up across China to cure youngsters of their obsession with online gaming.
His parents took their son to the Guangxi Qihuang Survival Training Camp in southern China on Saturday, paying 7,000 yuan (£605) for a month of treatment. Deng Fei, his father, told supervisors that his son was shy and introverted and they should avoid putting too much pressure on him during the first couple of days. They agreed.
Instead, the boy was placed in solitary confinement shortly after his arrival and then beaten by his trainers who scolded him for running too slowly when he was ordered to go jogging. He was pronounced dead in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Originally posted by groingrinder
Parents in China can beat their own children. They do not need to pay strangers to do it.
Ugh.... people have a skewed view of morality.
Originally posted by silo13
Any of you judging the parents should feel ashamed of yourselves.
They just lost a child and no one here has any what their life is like.
They might have full time jobs, both of them, and can’t be home to police the kid.
Maybe they don’t know enough about computers to block the kid out or he’s a wiz kid and can hack into anything that’s plugged in. What, they supposed to shut off the electricity to the house to keep him from using the computer?
They spent some good solid money to get this kid help and it is so far from their fault (from what little information I have) it’s unreal you people jumping on the parents.
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Will it EVER stop! EVER!
What is WRONG with the human race!
his father, told supervisors that his son was shy and introverted and they should avoid putting too much pressure on him during the first couple of days.