JiHo Shin, a?member of the National Assembly, revised the midnight shutdown bill in pursuit of boosting the age?to 19 from 16?and it?became a controversy for reason of insufficient ground. Ironically his major reason for the revision is that 16-years-old is groundless fact?for teens protection.
In Shin’s cooperation request letter for the?joint proposal of?legislative bill, high school students are more likely to become internet game addictive rather than those of middle school according to the survey took place in 2008 and 2009 by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security.
However the survey is about internet addiction, not gaming addiction. So he defined the internet addiction is just equal to the gaming addiction. Even more, he concluded groundlessly that the game addiction caused the cases of murder and addressed need of restriction upon it.
Meanwhile, Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice(CCEJ), K-internet(Korea Internet Business Association), MOBIA(Korea Mobile Internet Bussiness Association), and other related organizations have expressed their opposition to the shutdown system.