Another day, another sensationalised news piece on video games influencing kids.
This time, the focus was on Fortnite, which was quite bizarre considering the opening footage featured The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as well as Call Of Duty (two VERY similar games).
The conversation began with this Facebook Post last night, asking parents if they let their children play violent video games. It was actually a decent discussion, with most people weighing in on the fact that they have conversations with their children about the violence in those video games.
The Today Show then aired a five minute segment this morning on how Fortnite is causing addiction as well as desensitising children to violence. The segment featured a concerned mum as well as a psychologist who both had similar opinions and obviously, their opinions weren’t favourable to video games.
There’s no doubt that Fortnite is accessible to many people considering the fact that it’s free and available on all platforms, but once again, it’s very rich to blame the video game for causing addiction rather than these parents who are assumably letting their children play all day/night without restrictions on screen time (if that is a genuine concern of the parent).