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Some Parents Are Sending Their Kids To Video Game Rehab Because Of 'Fortnite'

Sergey Galyonkin from Raleigh, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Talks of kids playing video games too much has been a thing for many years, but some parents say that their kids will play 'Fortnite' up to 12 hours a day. Its not called "Fornite Disorder", but some parents are sending their kids to rehab because of the game. The World Health Organization designated "gaming disorder" as an actual disease this past June and many parents agree. British behavioral specialist, Lorrine Marer, even went to compare the game to heroin, which she is not the first specialist to make this comparison. Michael Jacobus, who runs a summer camp for kids with addictions, said more than half the kids at his camp were playing 'Fortnite' excessively. Extreme gaming can also affect more than just kids. Gadgets 360 reports that the game has been cited in more than 200 petitions as the reason for broken marriages! 

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