Kids in China Can’t Watch Live Streams After 10pm Anymore

China is imposing new limits for anyone under the age of 18 who wants to watch or host live streams.

As Reuters reports, China’s National Radio and Television Administration confirmed in a statement that anyone classed as “underage” is not allowed to live stream themselves without guardian consent.

Watching live streams is also being limited, with video platforms being told they need to “forcibly” turn off access to any live stream being watched by under-18 viewers at 10pm each night. Tipping live stream hosts is also a feature that must have a guardian’s consent before it’s allowed to happen.

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The new restrictions will be of no surprise to kids and parents in China. Last year, the Chinese government was concerned children were becoming addicted to online gaming, so anyone under the age of 18 was restricted to playing them only on Fridays and the weekends. Even worse than that, though, each gaming session is restricted to one hour. Back in 2018, restrictions were also imposed to save the eyesight of children.

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