Internet addiction teenagers return to the “heart road”
A recent survey from the China Youth Internet Association shows that about 13% of online teenagers are addicted to the Internet.
This problem has become a difficult problem for parents and schools.
The 17-year-old Xi’an teenager Zhang Lei was once called a “child prodigy”.
The teenager was once caught in an online game and was unable to extricate himself. In the worst case, he did not go to school for more than two months. He went online for more than 20 hours a day and was eventually fired from the school.
After the Spring Festival this year, Zhang Lei got rid of the temptation of online games and returned to school through 14 days of training on “quitting Internet addiction”.
Our reporter took more than two months to follow up the interview to witness his experience of getting rid of Internet addiction-the 17-year-old Xi’an teenager Zhang Lei was famous for three things.
The first one, when she was in kindergarten, she was called a “child prodigy” because of her cleverness. She jumped directly to the second grade.
The second one was fired by the school because he skipped classes for two consecutive months and was online for more than 20 hours a day.
The third one is because of its 14-day special training and successfully quitting Internet addiction. This was reported by the “Follow” section of Xi’an TV Station, and the “Growth Online” section of CCTV invited him to be a guest studio to talk about his quitting networkAddiction process.
”Prodigy” jumps to Zhang Lei, who lives in Fengcheng South Road, Xi’an. His father is a geological engineer and his mother is engaged in cargo transportation.
Since his parents worked abroad all the year round, when he was under one year old, he lived with his grandmother and aunt. Until the age of ten, his grandmother died.
In the kindergarten, Zhang Lei was clever and was called a “child prodigy” by the teacher. He jumped directly to the second grade.
At school, Zhang Lei’s academic performance was among the best, and he was repeatedly rated as a “three good student”, and he is a well-known good boy.
Sudden changes: In 2001, Zhang Lei started junior high school.
In the first semester of the first semester, Zhang Lei’s test scores twice ranked first in the grade. However, from the second semester, the results began to decline.
Sleeping in class and not paying attention.
Zhang Lei told reporters that his change was due to a “conflict” with his teacher.
Once, a classmate whispered to Zhang Lei, “How did the Chinese teacher teach?
Zhang Lei replied: “Not so good, far worse than our previous Chinese teacher!”
“No one thought that this” whisper “was heard by the language teacher and criticized him the next day when he took a Chinese lesson.
Since then, he feels that the teacher is “cold” and “isolated”, thus giving up language learning.
The test scores dropped because of language.
For this reason his father beat him indiscriminately, and his mother chattered all day long, making him “out of favor” in school and at home, and thus began to enter the Internet cafe.
Internet addiction: Zhang Lei has just begun to surf the Internet. Most of them escaped from school and went to Internet cafes during physical education and music classes.
Later, it gradually evolved to not go to the Internet for self-study and absenteeism.
In October 2005, he only went to school for one month, and did not go to school for more than two consecutive months. He only slept three or four hours a day, and the rest more than 20 hours were spent on the Internet.
Zhang Lei’s father told reporters that the child was truant to go to an Internet cafe and was caught once. He slapped his son severely and wanted to call his son home. However, after the child broke free, he did not return home for two days.
Since then, Zhang Lei has often been on the night network, repeatedly not going home for several days.
Helpless, they bought a computer at home and told the children to go online at home instead of going to Internet cafes to save people from worrying.
Zhang Lei often skipped classes and went to an Internet cafe. His grades were poor and he was fired from the school.
Later, Zhang Lei’s father changed Zhang Lei to another school.
In September 2005, Zhang Lei started his sophomore year in this new school.
One month later, on National Day holiday, Zhang Lei started surfing the Internet all day and did not continue to school.
The mystery of addiction: Zhang Lei told reporters that he mainly played two games, “Legend” and “Warcraft III”.
“Legend” is divided into 50 levels, the higher the level, the higher the reward.
If you pass level 7, you can get a “learning skill” reward.
He “fights” with his opponent for 20 hours every day, and after more than 2 months, he was promoted to 44 liters.
And playing “Warcraft III” game, he spent nearly half a year to rise to level 23.In online games, his rank and honor are extremely high.
Talking about the cause of his Internet addiction, Zhang Lei said that he was mainly unable to get it in real life and realized it in online games.
As a result, he became obsessed with online games.
After the Spring Festival special training, Zhang Lei’s parents were anxious to see his son lying in bed at home for more than 2 months.
At this time, they heard that there is a company in Xi’an that specializes in helping children to get rid of Internet addiction. On February 6, 2006, Zhang Lei was forcibly dragged out of bed by his parents, taken out of the house, pushed into the car, and forcibly sent to Shaanxi Yanghu youth quality.Expanded the center and started training to quit Internet addiction.
Fourteen days later, when Zhang Lei’s parents came to the training base in Chang’an District to pick up their son, they were pleasantly surprised to find that their son had changed, and they could hardly recognize them.
Zhang Lei is here to listen to the command, walk up and down, punch, sprint, everything can be “prohibited.”
When they met, the son threw to his knees in front of his parents, said “Sorry” to the parents, and gave the parents warm water to wash their feet in public.
Entering CCTV on February 20, 2006, Zhang Lei ended the 14-day training on quitting Internet addiction.
Because he has been expelled from the school, and has delayed more than half a year of courses, school problems, stumped parents.
Teachers from the Development Center contacted Zhang Lei at a school in the northern suburbs of Xi’an.
On March 25, when the reporter came to this school for a return visit, a deputy principal named Dou told reporters that Zhang Lei’s monthly test score ranked second in the class and 24th in the grade.
Mr. Liao, the teacher in charge of class, introduced that Zhang Lei performed well in school.
Vice President Dou also told reporters that after the story of Zhang Lei was reported in the “Follow” section of Xi’an TV Station, the “Growth Online” section of CCTV also conducted an exclusive interview.
On March 24, CCTV completed the interview and shooting, and the program will be broadcast next week.
How did Zhang Lei return to the Internet? Why did Zhang Lei make such a big change in such a short time?
Perhaps the answer can be found in a letter from Zhang Lei to his parents.
Mom and Dad: For this already ambiguous title, I now awaken it.
Those long-distanced memories have ripples deep in my heart.
Since my grandmother passed away, I have started to live with you, and I have never been confided or troubled.
Inadvertently exposed to online games. In the game, through unremitting efforts, I got money, benefits, power, and a free honor.
More than that, I look forward to the affection in virtual games.
In the game, I have a lot of younger brothers, younger sisters, and with them there is no obstacle in the communication between each other’s heart . this, I slowly separated from society, school, family, and closed myself more.
Deep down in my heart, I have always had a severe father who beat me constantly and scolded me, while a not-so-mother mother often counted me down. I once angerly understood this love as twisted love, not love.
In real life, I am always unsatisfied.
Since I entered the training camp of “Cessation of Internet Addiction”, I have finally understood a lot through super-intensive physical training, gratitude education, psychological counseling, and visits to the poor.
I regained my confidence and returned to real life . The teacher of the extension center told reporters that Zhang Lei’s transformation was that he felt the warmth of the family after he had “suffered” here; here he was vented through physical reflection and his will was wornPractice, only to become strong.
Teacher Li Wangshu, director of the Department of Psychology of Xi’an University of Finance and Economics, told reporters that Zhang Lei’s change is of special significance.
The “Zhang Lei phenomenon” deserves public attention.
Professor Wang Shulan, president of the Provincial Psychological Association, said that society inappropriately gave up children with Internet addiction, and schools were not properly expelled.
Children’s Internet addiction is mainly the responsibility of parents, in school, in society, and not in children.
Only by walking deep into the heart of the child can he guide the child.