Most Chinese children spent vacation online, according to a Reuters story. "The vast majority of Chinese schoolchildren chose to stay home and surf the Internet during the summer holidays rather than play outside, state media said on Tuesday, citing a survey. The poll of 103 children aged 4 to 14 found that just 4 percent chose to do outdoor activities during the holidays and only 9 percent took part in summer educational camps."
Maybe they will end up like the 17-year-old straight-A student who could not remember how to address the envelope when she wanted to apply to college.
I am sure we’ve all read the general scaremongering about a generation of obese children who spend all their time online instead of playing sports, etc. I think this is less of a worry these days than it was 15 years ago, when most kids were, if one believed the media, lolling about watching TV all day munching their way through packet after packet of salt-laden crisps. At least online activities require use of the hands on a keyboard or console, leaving little opportunity for sustenance of a nutritional kind.