Net addict beaten to death.

richie217

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A TEENAGER was allegedly beaten to death by trainers at a rehabilitation camp in southern China where his parents had sent him to cure his internet addiction.
The three supervisors who allegedly beat Deng Senshan, 16, were arrested after the boy's death early on Sunday, his father Deng Fei told the Global Times.

"We are investigating a case where a high school student was beaten to death by his camp supervisors. The case is still under investigation," a police officer in Nanning, Guangxi region, was quoted as saying.

Deng Fei said he paid 7000 yuan ($A1190) to give his son a month's training at the Guangxi Qihuang Survival Training Camp to rid him of his addiction to the internet.

But instead, he said, the boy was put in solitary confinement shortly after his arrival and then beaten to death by his trainers who scolded him for running too slowly.

"My son was very healthy and was not a criminal. He just had an internet addiction when I left him at the camp," Deng Fei told the paper.

"We can't believe our only son was beaten to death."

China has the world's largest number of internet users with 338 million - more than the entire population of the US.

More than 10 million of the country's 100 million teenage web surfers are internet addicts, the China Daily said, citing a survey by the China Youth internet Association last year.

There is controversy over the treatments for internet addiction and how it is diagnosed. The health ministry last month banned the use of electroshock therapy to treat internet addiction.
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All in all it sounds like the rehabilitation worked :shock:.
 

Endless_Echo

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[QUOTE="scottscorpion, post: 0]paying to kill your own son, thats kinda an over reaction to excessive internet usuage.
couldnt they just have removed his router or something simple along those lines[/quote]

I wonder if he got a refund?
 

Demiant

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Those crazy Chinese people...

Guess he should have spent more time learning how to run and less time learning how to surf...

Harsh, though.
 
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[QUOTE="scottscorpion, post: 0]paying to kill your own son, thats kinda an over reaction to excessive internet usuage.
couldnt they just have removed his router or something simple along those lines[/quote]
Remember what kind of world we live in? You get more jail time for selling, I beleive, crack cocaine, than murder.
 

squirrelbo1

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[QUOTE="Endless_Echo, post: 0]I wonder if he got a refund?[/quote]

:snicker:snicker

wow thats pretty extreme, so they just decided it was a good idea to beta him up or something ?

[QUOTE="SolaceFox12, post: 0]Remember what kind of world we live in? You get more jail time for selling, I beleive, crack cocaine, than murder.[/quote]

very true. we got a parking ticket for £150, my dad said i could go down the road, and rob a shop for that money, pay your parking fine, and I would get a few hours of community work as a punishment.
 
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Kael

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How does one become addicted to internet ? What, you start shaking madly, your body temperature drops, you become anti-social and violent ? I'd just watch a movie or read a book, lol internet.