South Korean internet addiction camp: What is life like there?

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South Korea is the most connected country in the entire world. Almost everybody has a smartphone and access to the internet, but this has come with a darker side.

Official figures for last year show that over 140,000 young people were addicted to the internet, but some reports suggest that this number could in fact be much higher.

As a result, there are many centres across South Korea where teenagers can go to be treated for this and to receive help to get offline.

Schools have also introduced special programmes to try to stop children from becoming addicted in the first place.

Newsround has been to South Korea to visit an internet addiction camp in an area called Muju to find out more about the issue.



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