Controversial institutions claiming to help wean teenagers off their internet addiction through beatings, electric shocks or drugs will be banned under a new law drafted by the State Council.
The draft regulation on cyberprotection for minors was released for 30 days of public consultation on Friday.
By June of last year, about 23 percent of the 710 million internet users on the mainland were aged under 19, according to Legal Daily. And more than 90 percent of adolescents used the internet, the report said.
The previous draft of the legislation released in September was criticized for permitting schools and education authorities to contract services from institutions set up to help minors overcome their internet addiction.