NetEase has on Monday updated its existing anti-addiction game system, adding a new feature that allows parents to monitor and control the time and money their children can spend on NetEase’s 15 major titles.

The feature, named “child guardian,” follows by more than two years Tencent’s “super parent,” which is most famous for giving parents the ability to kick their kids out of a game with the click of a button.

While NetEase’s version doesn’t give parents that kind of power, it does enable monitoring the duration of time children spend in games and the time of login, both down to the second. Parents can also set in advance times when access will be blocked.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com