07 Sep '11, 6am

Teen ran away, got beat up over a wallet & died. Mayor Sam Tan, what did that have to do with CYBER ADDICTION?!!

Teen ran away, got beat up over a wallet & died. Mayor Sam Tan, what did that have to do with CYBER ADDICTION?!!

Central District mayor Sam Tan said that cyber addiction can incite violent behaviour. The recent death of a teenager, who sought refuge at a cyber cafe after running away from home, is proof. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Irene Tham Central District mayor Sam Tan said that cyber addiction can incite violent behaviour. The recent death of a teenager, who sought refuge at a cyber cafe after running away from home, is proof. He said this at the launch of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Cyber Wellness Programme targeted at Chinese-speaking low-income families. 'It is unfortunate but the incident is yet another reminder that cyber addiction is a problem facing young people today,' said Mr Tan, who is also chairman of CDAC Family Workfare & Support Committee. On Sept 4, a 13-year-old boy from St Patrick's School was found dead in a back lane in Geylang after he w...

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