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Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Directions To Formulate Policy For Protection Of Children From Online Gaming Addiction, Regulatory Body To Monitor Gaming Content

A petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking directions on the Centre to formulate a policy for protection of children from online gaming addition as well as constitution of a regulatory body to monitor gaming content, including both online and offline gaming. The plea moved by NGO Distress Management Collective through Advocates Robin Raju and Deepa Joseph makes Union of India through Ministry of Woman and Child Development and Ministry of Law and Justice as Respondents. According to the petitioner NGO, it has been stated that the petition was filed after it had received complaints from parents concerned about their children getting addicted to online games and we’re therefore showing psychological problems as a result thereof. “The pandemic period has posed a major problem in controlling and monitoring children from excessive gadget use. As classes are now online so parents are not in a position to reprimand children for being with a mobile phone, like they did in the past.” The plea states.

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