According to a study, 61% of American teenagers have already played Fortnite. This is a gigantic figure that clearly shows the incredible popularity of this game, but like everything else, we must look at the other side of the coin: some players have become so addicted that their parents, alarmed, decided to send them to a detoxification program.
Here is the anecdote relayed by the Bloomberg newspaper. Debbie's son, Carson, is 17 years old and spends 12 hours a day on this game. This obviously has consequences: his teachers complain about his drowsiness and the quality of his work. Debbie is not the only parent with problems, other parents - and other teachers - have reported similar cases.
The solution? Send the children to rehab. Gambling has become a drug, a comparison that a British specialist Lorrine Marer points out: "This game is like heroin", "when you're addicted, it's hard to quit". Addiction to video games is far from being a new phenomenon, as studies have been studying the subject for some time now and the issue of addiction usually comes down to 'if the use is controlled there will be no problems'. This of course raises the question "who will control those who control?", because the famous saying "do as I say, not as I do" is very popular today, and today's victims are tomorrow's parents.