The it's the job of the parents canard is utter nonsense. When you know that most parents around the world are too damn busy working their assess off trying to provide for their family which means ensuring that their kids get to the best schools and get secondary education to ensure their kids future is better than their respective situation. And this situation applies to just about 95% of the world’s families no exception.I actually disagree with the gaming restrictions. First the limiting of gaming to only Friday-Sunday at 8-9pm is just not practical. There isn't any reason why only that specific time frame is allowed and others are not.
This will also impact the Esports industry in China which I believe is a growing industry and can compete with traditional sports in the near future (as seen by several Esports entering the Asian Games in 2022). For example League of Legends, China has a robust league with a good youth development system. I believe kids aspiring to go into professional Esports is not any different than kids wanting to be professional athletes, actors/actresses or musicians. These are all entertainment industry professions and are viable career paths.
I agree kids getting addicted to games is a problem. But I believe that is the job of parents to ensure their kids stay on top of school instead of having to set government policies.
Do you honestly think that two working parents with probably multiple jobs have enough time and energy left on them to keep monitoring their kids sneaky ways in reigning their gaming habits?
The only people or parents who can legit police their kids gaming habits are the one's who are top tier wealthy people or upper middle income earners and families with enough wealth that one can afford to be a stay at home parent in order to be with the kids full time.
Gaming addiction is pervasive and prevalent and most acute to families of lower income brackets just like any and every acute issues that affects every society around the world such as ubiquitous access to pornographic sites, materials in countries with little to nothing sexual education resulting in rampant unwanted teenage pregnancies; children born out of wedlock, unfortunate scenarios that play out which inevitably create future problems for the society writ large -- see ASEAN countries like the Philippines, Thailand, etc.-- when the government basically surrenders to the so called "realities of life" and basically tells it's citizens, sorry, you're on you're own. But we will still tax your assess to the death and expect your kids to become model citizens of the country even though their government is literally doing next to nothing to help them achieve that goal. It's no wonder that most people see their governments more of an impediment to their future rather than a partner; they see their governments in adversial manner whose sole existence is to placate and assist those people at the top and with power while f...ng little guys and gals that comprise the majority of most countries in the world. So any little help a responsible government could do to help assist the parents parent their kids is a heck of a good thing.