In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 19/11/2007 09:53
Students spend their time exercising and doing group activities to wean them from the Internet.
The compound -- part boot camp, part rehab center -- resembles programs around the world for troubled youths. Drill instructors drive young men through military-style obstacle courses, counselors lead group sessions, and there are even therapeutic workshops on pottery and drumming.
But these young people are not battling alcohol or drugs. Rather, they have severe cases of what many in this country believe is a new and potentially deadly addiction: cyberspace.
They come here, to the Jump Up Internet Rescue School, the first camp of its kind in South Korea and possibly the world, to be cured.