Social media abuzz over Kagawa's move to limit kids' daily smartphone fix | The Japan Times


A draft ordinance designed to curb internet and video game addiction among children and teenagers in Kagawa Prefecture has sparked controversy […] The proposal, which was disclosed last week during a panel meeting, sets a 60-minute limit on daily smartphone use on weekdays and 90 minutes on weekends and holidays. It also introduces smartphone curfews after 9 p.m. for junior high school students and those who are younger, and after 10 p.m. for high school students. No penalties are set for offenders.

“No penalties are set for offenders”, huh? So what is the purpose of this ordinance and why is there a controversy for something that lacks authority?