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China Imposes New Limits On Underage Users Who Wish To Watch Or Host Live Streams

Just when you thought the rules in China couldn’t get any stricter comes more interesting reports on how the country is tackling underaged internet users.

The country has recently introduced a number of restricting guidelines for those under the age of 18. Most of these limitations are related to watching and hosting live streams in the country.

The news was first released by Reuters and confirmed how the country’s National Radio and TV Administration was cracking down on those below 18 years of age. Therefore, those who fall in this age bracket restriction would now be classified as underage and be forced to have their parent’s or guardian’s consent, if they choose to live stream.

But the limitations are also arising with live streams too, where video showing platforms are being ordered to restrict their access in a forcible manner. To be more specific, these platforms will now not be allowed to air live streams seen by underage viewers, after the 10 pm curfew.

In addition to that, we won’t be seeing any tipping taking place from live stream hosts and if that feature does occur, it must be accompanied by your guardian’s consent.

For now, the new restrictions won’t be any major surprise for both adults and kids in the country. This is because the country’s government announced last year how concerned they were about young kids becoming addicted to functionalities of the internet like online gaming.

Therefore, those who fell below the 18-year age restriction could no longer be allowed to play on days other than Friday or perhaps the weekend. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, well, how about if we told you that the sessions reserved for gaming were limited to just 60 minutes.

And if you take a look at 2018, the Chinese government even went as far as mentioning how keen they were on protecting kids’ eyesight, and for that, they planned on imposing further measures.


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