Internet Curfews Anger Students at Korean Universities

August 18, 2015

Several South Korean universities have started Internet curfews, blocking all online access or access to games at certain hours, The Korea Times reported. Yonsei University Wonju Campus halts Internet access from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., and both Catholic University of Daegu and Mokpo National Maritime University have a curfew from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Pohang University of Science and Technology blocks online game websites from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. University officials said they needed these policies because students who stay up and online all night prevent roommates from sleeping. But students say they need 24-7 access and claim they need this access for academic reasons.

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