A study conducted by Singapore’s National Institute of Education reveals that its youth rack up an average of 27 hours a week playing videogames.
The group has polled over 3,000 students during the course of the three-year study, which The Straits Times reports is still ongoing. Lui Tuck Yew, acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts was reportedly “quite surprised and a little bit shocked” at the number of hours spent gaming.
Lawrence Lee, a 16-year old World of Warcraft player, called four hours of gaming a day “nothing,” and compared the game to fledgling love:
It is the novelty, like getting a new girlfriend. You want to spend every minute with her.
Singapore has formed an inter-ministry committee to address “cyber-wellness” issues.
Read the entire scanned article at the Education Soon blog.