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the biggest shifts in technology, software and devices that affect our lives. like their peers around the world, many teens in china are hooked on the internet. some worried parents are sending their children to so-called "boot camps" -- which use military-style methods to help the teens kick the habit. david mckenzie reports new wangkang, near jinan, looks like a typical school in china big on team spiritand martial arts displays ... "so it may look like fun and games...but parents will commitforce their kids to this facility for four to six months to break their internet addiction." teenagers like jiang zhe are the 'addicts' he says his mother lied to him when he cametelling him it was summer camp.then they locked him away. "when i first came here i thought about escaping says jiang but this place is tightly controlled so there is no escape." at wangkang, they use ex-military instructors who focus on drilling and discipline. no talking is allowed at mealtimes. no cell phones. no phone calls. no contact with family. they are completely cut off. to stop the temptation. jiang's mother z affect our lives. laurie welcome back that i now seven thirty not like their peers around the world many teens in china are looked on the internet some were in parents are sending their children to so-called boat can switch use military style methods to help them kicknew wangkang, ner jinan, looks like a typical school in china big on team spiritand martial arts displays ... "so it may look like fun and games...but parents will commitforce their kids to this facility for four to six months to break their internet addiction." teenagers like jiang zhe are the 'addicts' he says his mother lied to him when he cametelling him it was summer camp.then they locked him away. "when i first came here i thought about escaping says jiang but this place is tightly controlled so there is no escape." at wangkang, they use ex-military instructors who focus on drilling and discipline. no talking is allowed at mealtimes. no cell phones. no phone calls. no contact with family. they are completely cut off. to stop the temptation. jiang's mother unplugged his computer and beat to get him to stop, he says, but nothing worked. so his mother spent 1,000 dollars, not a small sum in china, to and beat to get him to stop, he says, but nothing worked. so his mother spent 1,000 dollars, not a small sum in china, to send him here. "yes, i was truly addicted to the internet he says after a while it was like falling in love." the love affair started in internet arcades like this. where teenagers can spend hours-even days. playing internet games. chinese authorities claim internet addiction pollutes the mind and causes 70 percent of juvenile crime. they've even classified it a mental disorder. so hundreds of addiction boot camps have sprung up across china and many of them are brutal. earlier this year state media says a teenage girl was beaten to death because she didn't ask permission to go to the bathroom. this boy was strapped to a pull-up bar for six hours. at wangkang they blame the abuse on illegal facilities. and they say using one on one therapy to connect. jiang's therapist says that for the first month, they mostly cry. "before they came here they were quite happy with the internet world she says and when they come here they are bitterly separated from that world and this dramatic difference is what causes them great pain." their aim is to break them down and once they give up all hope of being let out she says they start to change. like everyone here, jiang hasn't been told when or even if he will ever leave. but he says he is ready. he says four months locked away in internet rehab is enough to kill his internet habit. david mckenzie cnn, jinan. who says there's no crying in baseball? a few baseball fans shed a tear or two after the coach of the rhode island team and his young crew were eliminated from the little league world series. david belisle's team tried to console his players after losing a close game monday night to chicago. he kneeled before them and told them they should be proud of their effort and if there were going to be any tears, it would be because it would be the last time he'd be coaching them. let's listen in ... .....you want to know why, they like fighters one youtube video of the speech had more than 350-thousand views by yesterday morning. we want to remind you to "like" the wdef Read More >>


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