Prince Harry Calls For A ‘Fortnite’ Ban: “It’s Created To Addict”
The Duke of Sussex is calling for a Fortnite ban and vigilance on social media usage.
Prince Harry visited a YMCA in West London and spoke to mental health experts about addictive games and social media saying that the latter is more addictive than drugs and alcohol.
He personally called out epic games like Fortnite saying they shouldn’t be allowed.
“It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.” the Duke said in a statement.
At next month’s World Health Assembly, “gaming disorder” is anticipated to pass as an addition to the International Classification of Diseases in light of a Fortnite lawsuit regarding their addictive loot boxes.
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The Prince urges parents to take action and have their children interact more with the outside world, while also acknowledging that many parents don’t know how to solve the dilemma.
“Parents have got their hands up – they don’t know what to do about it. It’s like waiting for the damage to be done,” Harry stated.
He also advised against the dangers of social media usage. “Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go, The only place you might go is online and you will probably end up getting bullied,” he said.