How China deals with Internet-addicted teens is kind of shocking. And maybe a good idea?
The idea of treating a teen for an "addiction" to the Internet may seem a bit silly. But as this video shows, it goes way beyond some kid texting too much at dinner. Debilitating compulsive behavior can be destructive in whatever form it takes, even if it's in digital form. But while the fact that China's addressing the problem head-on seems like a good idea, the slightly barbaric and harsh way in which they're going about it probably wouldn't work too well in the U.S. (and it remains to be seen if it even works there).