November 23, 2007

South Korea. Groups Set to Cure Mobile Phone Addicts

Korea216.JPG Korea already has a boot camp cure for Web obsession and now is conducting a program to help cure mobile phone addiction among the young, according to The Korea Times.

"A civic group called School Beautiful Movement with the help of Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and SK Telecom, has launched a campaign to teach the youth proper cell phone use.

Twelve elementary, middle and high schools were selected for the pilot program Tuesday. "For the next two months, students of these schools will speak about their phone use, discuss the symptoms they experience when they are without a mobile phone, and consider proper use of the phones as consumers,'' the member said.

The schools will have cell phone lockers, where students voluntarily put their phones preventing their use during class time.

According to a survey by KADO on students aged between 14 and 19 in 2005, 90 percent had mobile phones; 38.2 percent sent more than 1,000 text messages per month; and 43.7 percent of teenagers had conversations with their friends through text messages during lectures."

Related: - A Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession

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