495. Jump Up Internet Rescue School, South Korea
Yet another camp targeted against minors who use too much time on their computers instead of being with their parents who for some reason are not even there anyway was in the media in 2007.
It was labeled as the first but in reality such camps popped up in a lot of countries around that time. The deaths started to happen a year later. Forcing untrained children into exercise without proper medical supervision will kill some and they did.
We got no reports of death in this specific camp but in general they are unregulated and the question everyone ask. Will parents be able to demand the level of exercise of themselves that they put their children up for when they sign their children over to the instructors? Do they even know what they order for their children?
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- First boot camp for internet-addicted teenagers (The Telegraph)
- In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession (The New York Times)