Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ministry of Culture Green Lights Seven Ratings to Categorize Games

Photo Courtesy of Thairath

BANGKOK – Mr. Theera Salakphet from the Ministry of culture countered laws prohibiting under aged kids from playing games for more than three hours, believing it to be an impractical solution.

Mr. Theera Salakphet spoke of solutions to game addiction, stating that the laws stopping under eighteens from playing for more than three hours at a time, was not one of them.

“It is just not practical when it comes to reality, because three hours of game time cannot be used to change kids.”

He requested for the government to issue a number of hours that would be more practical for kids.

Authorities responded by stating that the ministry of culture should apply the rule first, and if it works - make the law official.

Mr. Theera insisted that better ways of handling the situation would be to renovate gaming environments, such as painting the gaming centers in white and encouraging schools, families and communities to oversee children’s behavior in order to prevent them from becoming addicted to games.

Courtesy of Thairath

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak

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