Summer Camp For Web Addiction

from the Betty-Ford-for-kids dept

The point of summer camp, generally, is to get kids out in the sun, and doing outdoorsy stuff. There are some computer camps, but, for the most part, computers and camp don’t mix at all. So, I’m not really sure what’s different about this one summer camp in Germany, but they’re marketing themselves as a way to break kids of their online addiction. Seems like a marketing ploy to me. Just about any summer camp (minus the computer ones) would have the same effect. All this one really does is bring up unfounded fears about the “dangers” of internet addiction.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Break the cycle

If the kids use the computer to avoid normal socialization, then it creates a cycle in which normal socialization becomes traumatic, hostile experiences. A camp designed specifically for such kids would help them, instead of them becoming the kid who always gets basketballs bounced off his head.

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