Program gives kids chicks to fight internet addiction (ASL – 11.22.19)
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Several parents in Bandung, Indonesia appear to be supportive of a program they dubbed “chickenization.”
City officials are giving children baby chicks and chili seeds to fight internet addiction.
Indonesia internet users spend on average eight hours and thirty-six minutes per day online.
That’s two hours higher than the global average.
The program hopes students will spend less time on electronics and more time caring for their pets or plants.
Two thousand chicks and 1,500 chili seeds are being provided to ten elementary schools and two junior high schools.
Local education authorities say it will take some time before they know if the program works.
But several children who were given chicks said they already have plans for their birds.
One fifth grader said he hoped to breed chickens one day.
However one seventh grader said he hoped to care for his chick until it was big enough to cook.
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