Horses Rescue South Korea's Internet-Addicted Teens (Video)


In South Korea, the world's most wired country and government data says 680,000 children between the ages of 10 and 19 are Internet addicts.

The video shows a 14-year-old girl who would much rather be surfing the Internet than riding horses because she is addicted to the Web.

She and some of her peers are in a horse riding therapy program that her parents hope will help her regain control of her life.

"I used to play with computers for seven hours a day, even overnight if my mother went on a trip, “she says.

At the Riding Healing Center she also receives different types of professional counseling, but she believes the horses help her the most.

The Korean Riding Association has two therapy centres and plans to build 30 more by 2022.

So that teenagers like Kim can get the support they need to heal.

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