Parliament Sitting on 10 January 2022

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER


102. Mr Shawn Huang Wei ZhongTo ask the Minister for Communications and Information in view of the proliferation of mobile gadgets and accessibility to mobile games (a) whether the Ministry has data on the average weekly consumption, in terms of time and money spent respectively, on mobile games for those (i) aged 7 to 12 years old (ii) aged 13 to 18 years old and (iii) under the age of 35; and (b) whether the Ministry has conducted any consumption impact studies for the current consumption levels.

Answer:

1. MCI does not have specific data or studies on consumption of time and money spent on mobile games.

2. The Government monitors global trends and if necessary, will undertake local studies to better understand specific issues. We also encourage parents to take an active role in monitoring and guiding the activities of children, to help them cultivate healthy habits and personal responsibility.
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