Groups to declare October 13 as ‘No Video Games Day’

CHILD welfare groups, Akap Bata Party-List and Akap Bata Youth Advocates urged computer shop owners, parents and their kids not to play video games on October 13.

The group issued the call one day before the en banc session of the Supreme Court over petitions against Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime law.

The group said the move is aimed to air their opposition against the controversial Anti-Cybercrime Prevention Law.

The said declaration will be made to encourage computer shop owners, parents and their kids not to play video games (as DOTA, Warcraft, Counter Strike, etc) on October 13.

The group believed that that even the freedom of expression of children will be affected by the said law as kids were netizens, too.

“This will be made as form of protest of children and their carers against Cybercrime Law,” the group said.

Instead the group will organized a centralized Palarong Pinoy Sportsfest in Quezon City on October 13 as also form of protest against Cybercrime Law.

Based on the data gathered by the groups, 58% of Filipino kids are fond of online games, and 52% of our children are fond of social networking. Also on their research, 82% of Filipino children access the internet at least once a week and 37% on a daily basis.

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