Chinese video sites roll out anti-addiction systems for juveniles

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-28 21:13:58|Editor: Li Xia
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BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 18 domestic video sites launched an anti-addiction system for juveniles ahead of the International Children's Day, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Tuesday.

The CAC introduced a unified standard for the system and, for the first time, incorporated the long-video-hosting services including Youku into the system.

Clicking into the juvenile mode, underage users will have restricted online period and access to video contents, which can prevent the juvenile users from indulging in Internet videos, said the CAC.

The administration said some 460 million users received pop-up reminders and 52.6 million of them clicked into the juvenile mode in a prior two-month pilot on three short-video sites including TikTok, a popular Chinese video-sharing app.

The system only comes into play when users choose to log in, said the CAC, adding that more improvements will be made to satisfy the juvenile users' need.

The CAC also encourages more quality contents to be generated and will expand the system to live streaming services.