FINANCIAL TIMES - Is it really so extreme? China's crackdown on video gaming by under-18s seems to signal another bid by the communist regime to control family life. But in the West, some parents would be mightily relieved if we had a "big brother" who was willing to play bad cop. Because we ourselves are failing.
When our youngest started primary school six years ago, I started to notice how many visiting children would ask: "Where's the console?" Not only did their faces fall when our lack of gaming equipment was revealed, but some were also reluctant to do anything else instead.
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