07 Sep '11, 1pm

Cyber addiction can incite violent behaviour in youths: Central CDC Mayor

Cyber addiction can incite violent behaviour in youths: Central CDC Mayor

SINGAPORE: Central CDC Mayor Sam Tan has said that cyber addiction can incite violent behaviour in youths, pointing to the recent death of a teenager who had sought refuge at a cyber cafe after running away from home. Mr Tan made the comments at the launch of a cyber wellness programme for parents, organised by community self-help group the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC). Mr Tan said: "This very unfortunate incident is yet another reminder to us that cyber addiction is really a problem facing our young people. "Today's activity organised by the CDAC is one concrete example of how a community organisation can come together and work with the parents and children to propagate the right mindsets and values to prevent gaming addiction and cyber addiction." To help parents, the CDAC has launched a programme to raise their awareness on cyber culture. Through this p...

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