Chinese government bans 'under 18 years old watching live stream after 22:00'

It is reported that the Chinese government has ordered each livestreaming platform to tighten control over usage under the age of 18 as part of the tightening of regulations on livestreaming services, which have grown rapidly in recent years.

China orders livestreaming platforms to step up oversight of underage users | Reuters

Kids'Tipping' Streamers, Watching After 10pm Banned In China

The State Administration of Press, which manages and regulates television, radio, newspapers and publishers throughout China, states that each platform allows minor users to provide information to distributors without the consent of their parents, or as distributors. He states that he should try to prevent him from doing anything.

According to Reuters, the following two points can be summarized as usage restrictions for minor users.

・ Viewers under the age of 18 will not be able to 'throw money' to send money to the broadcaster during livestreaming.
・ If you are watching livestream with an account under the age of 18, you will not be able to access all livestreams after 22:00.

Regulators have launched a two-month special campaign in April 2022 to wipe out the 'chaos' in livestreaming services and short movie sharing services, and this regulation for underage users was also announced as part of this. ..

Regulated livestreaming platforms include Alibaba-sponsored bilibili , Tencent-sponsored game streaming platforms Huya and Douyu, Chinese version of TikTok ByteDance , and 1024.HK. lining up.

In addition, China prohibits children under the age of 18 from playing online games after 22:00 in 2019, and in August 2021 announced a rule that 'games are up to 3 hours a week'. We are tightening restrictions on games for minors. Regulators say, 'Many parents say that children's game addiction problems not only affect their learning and studying abilities, but also their physical and mental health, causing a series of social problems.' I am commenting.

A rule that 'prohibits online games more than 3 hours a week' has appeared, games are allowed only 1 hour a day x 3 days --GIGAZINE

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