POV

Web Junkie: Electronic Heroin

Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 1m 35s

The clip begins with Professor Tao – a psychiatrist, addiction specialist, and director of the Daxing Bootcamp – saying, “Internet addiction is a critical problem among Chinese teenagers.” It ends with Professor Tao saying, “That's why we call it ‘electronic heroin.’”

Aired: 07/12/15

Rating: NR

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