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Taiwan outlaws excessive screen time for kids

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By now, we all know that too much “Angry Birds” is bad for kids, but what if excessive screen time was illegal?

In Taiwan, parents can be fined up to NT $50,000 (About 2,000 American dollars) for allowing their children to use electronic devices to the extent that causes them to become mentally or physically ill.

This law, the Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and Rights Act, formerly covered smoking, drinking, and drugs but was expanded in January of this year to include abuse of electronic devices.

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24 Aug, 15

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