Thursday, June 4, 2009

Internet is Evil: We shock you into therapy!


Electroshock therapy is being administered to youngsters at a controversial Internet addiction clinic where patients are "reborn".

More than 3,000 youths have been tricked or forced in to a four-month program run by Dr Yang Yongxin at a clinic in Shandong province. About 100 people are currently receiving treatment at the clinic.

Patients are given electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for breaking any of the center's 86 rules, including eating chocolate, locking the bathroom door, taking pills before a meal and sitting on Yang's chair without permission, the Information Times reported.

Parents or guardians sign a contract acknowledging that the child will be given ECT and pay 6,000 yuan ($878) per month for treatment.

Details about the treatment were revealed online recently when a number of former patients began to write about their experience.

According to the posts, the clinic administers continuous ECT in a current of up to 200 milliamperes.

Meanwhile, patients are forced to admit "wrongdoings" and those of others and are also instructed to kneel down in front of their parents to show obedience.


Wow. Who determines that being on the internet is a bad thing and how much is too much? This a clear case of parents too lazy for parenting and officials cashing in on this paranoia. And how do they treat you? By continuous tasering?

Kids are going to use the internet, there's no getting around it.


Anonymous said...

They should go back to the original discplinary tool... the feather duster. That thing turned out more doctors, accountants, and engineers than anything.

Also, sitting in front of the multiplication table and hanging on your earlob also helps.

Degenerasian said...

Eeeeeep! Don't remind me of the bamboo feather duster! My sweet bottom still hurts.