Tech & Science Daily: Gaming kids ‘banned’ after 10pm


hildren in China are to be banned from tipping video game streamers without parental consent – and they won’t be allowed to play on consoles after 10pm under new rules imposed by authorities.

According to China’s National Radio and Television Administration, it’s part of a regulatory crackdown on web companies to manage how under-18s use technology.

It includes managing youngsters’ peak playing hours and consoles being turned off “forcibly” by 10pm under a concept called “youth mode”.

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