Parents sending their kids to 'Fortnite Rehab'

Carbon

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I could never really get into Fortnite myself, never really knew what the fuss was all about. But sending your kids to rehab over a video game is a bit extreme.
 
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LividJay

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I could never really get into Fortnite myself, never really knew what the fuss was all about. But sending your kids to rehab over a video game is a bit extreme.
Same! Definitely a bit extreme.
This is getting ridiculous. Just let kids be kids. The Fortnite craze will end eventually.
We can only hope it ends lol
These parents need to learn how to parent!!! Besides, Fortnite sucks. lol
Agreed. They let technology parent these days and then wonder where they went wrong.
hahahah! ofcoz some of these parent didn't have abortion money so they feel like fortnite is a better reason to give when getting lid of their kids
LUL
 
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Lifespot

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.... Christ. Problem is the parents can't turn the internet off as punishment as they are glued to their phones on Facebook. Sad times. He says whilst using his tablet to post on a forum :D
 
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jpk0007

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Yeah, todays kids are very savy and they are able to operate Computers and Mobiles at a very young age. Some get addicted to online games. I think that it is the failure on part of the parents if there kids are required to be taken to a rehab in order to deal witrh there gaming addiction. Parents need to take off time from there busy schedules to take care of there young children in this regard.
 

DrillPhil

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Yeah, today's kids are very savvy and they are able to operate Computers and Mobiles at a very young age. Some get addicted to online games. I think that it is the failure on part of the parents if their kids are required to be taken to rehab in order to deal with there gaming addiction. Parents need to take off time from there busy schedules to take care of there young children in this regard.
Your right on that one kid is becoming pretty much integrated with things like smartphones and tablets almost before some of them can talk and that is neither a good or a bad thing in my opinion its just how is going to be while humans have access to computing at the level we do now I could replace so much time that is spent teaching kids pointless rote learning by holding all that information for them and then all you need to do is teach them how to find out what they want to know and boom they teach themselves the real trick is getting them to work out how to manipulate these sources of data in meaningful ways to draw conclusions and make predictions and all that good stuff.

But I guess like anything these days there are some who become unhealthily dependent on pretty much anything and kids tend to be fairly prone to repetitive soothing behavior and that combined with something like a freemium game starts to get really worrying.
 

phanuruch

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I see this from two perspectives: parental and technological addiction. First, it is bad enough when parents are unable to check on what their kids are doing to an extent they would go to the extremes of taking them for rehab. That said, gaming can be habit forming due to the pleasure derived from it.
 

wallet

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This is strange even for a parent, I like the fortnite game and sometimes I even win but I am not addicted, is not a dangerous game in my opinion.
 

phanuruch

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This is strange even for a parent, I like the fortnite game and sometimes I even win but I am not addicted, is not a dangerous game in my opinion.

The game is not dangerous as per se. Its the addiction to the game and technology that could be a problem. That said, taking kids to rehab might be overreacting
 

Mora

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I read this before and it crazy, I don't know if you guys ever noticed, but games addiction generally happens with online games and multiplayer, never with solo player, if you really think about it, people can only get addicted to stuff especially games if the they associate it with other people, it's like a social thing, you can only get harmed when you "share the fun", if you know what i mean.
 

Camelie

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It seems a little excessive to be sending kids to rehab, and by no small margin, also a bit hypocritical. Almost everyone is glued to the internet these days. It's pervasive and ever-present, and most adults are just as involved with social media. Going 'unplugged' for a few days can drive people nuts since the internet's been ingrained into our daily lives.

Kids view the world in a different context than that which young adults and adults viewed their own time period. While game addiction is can be dangerous, the same could be said about television and other 'past-times' that were popular in their respective periods. It's a matter of discipline and teaching the kids about when and how to stop that's important. Placing them into rehab is just plain lazy parenting, from the source of the problem and all the way to the 'solution' parents choose to avail of because they can no longer control their kids.
 

GioMatos

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Parents these days rely on technology, consoles and Wi-Fi to keep their kids sitting quietly at home way too much. As a consequence, kids get addicted, it isn't really a surprise. But then again, parents are addicted to TV and social media too.
Fortnite sucks in my opinion, but seems like 8-13 year old kids love it.
 
I currently have a six year old who is very curios and explorative. He sometimes use my phone to play games but not to a point where he gets addicted and can't stop. But still, it really gives me a headache when I see him holding my phone and just trying to explore it. So, I feel bad for those parents who are forced to send their kids to fortnite rehab (if it were true). I know to some degree parents are responsible why these kids turn out like this but kids nowadays are really very different so we should be really careful.
 

rheez95

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I can't blame them. Some kids are really addicted to Fortnite. Their education has been compromised.
 

kjbotona23

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I have 7 year old son and he’s very exposed to technologies all the time. He can watch on YouTube about series of games and he plays it later. He can only play every weekends and only maximum of 6 hours a day. During weekdays , he is not allowed to play games. This is how we set up rules to him to avoid addiction.

Extreme playing games is very common with kids nowadays but sending them top rehab is too much. It’s not just about “fortnite” but to other games as well. Parents should know how to discipline their kids. It is best if they set up limits on their kid’s time on playing games and put parental controls on it. Sending your own kid to ‘rehab’ is ridiculous. Do your jobs as a parent, always take time to teach your child to know what is too much? Don’t wait for them to be addicted and send them to rehab. Start and do your job as a parent as soon as possible.
 

Heatman

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Came across this read. Fortnite addiction sending kids to gaming rehab

Personally, I could never get into Fortnite. I wasn't very good at it, particularly the clunky building aspect. But I find it crazy that parents are sending their kids into a 'rehab' of sorts instead of just taking away their kids access to gaming for a while. Whatever happened to good ole fashioned parenting?
Well, I'm always of the opinion that too much gaming addiction have a serious impact in the lives of people involved. So, I'm not surprised getting to hear about such stories. It's painful because these parents are the ones that brought the problem for themselves by allowing their kids to get hooked up too deep in such games.
 
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theresajane

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I was never a fan of Fortnite. It's just so shocking that parents send their children to a rehab. Perhaps they have done the best they could to get them away from it but failed.
 

Jelineex

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It's a sad reality that children these days are more active and mature at an early age. It is always better to give guidance and correct a child behavior to spare him from trouble. I think adults should limit the exposure of gadgets to young ones. It is also better to be responsible and disciplinary in every action. Parents should also act as a good example for their kids.
 

Heatman

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I was never a fan of Fortnite. It's just so shocking that parents send their children to a rehab. Perhaps they have done the best they could to get them away from it but failed.
Some people have restrain problems. I've witnessed some people regressed so bad to a point of paranoia. Gaming is very dangerous and damaging if you are not careful with how you use it.
 

Bergstein

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It is surprising to me that there is a rehab for Fortnight?! I know it's popular with over 140 million users, but seriously? I had to look this up and found an article on the topic. Apparently in the U.K, a 9 year old girl was sent to rehab for her Fortnite addiction after wetting herself instead of stopping the game - and then attacking her parents when they tried to take the game away. So not specifically a rehab for gaming - phew!
 

Lizardbro

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Yeah, I never got into fortnite myself and probably never will. It just isn't my type of game, though I didn't think people would have to go to rehab for it.
 

zoldos

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Yeah, I never got into fortnite myself and probably never will. It just isn't my type of game, though I didn't think people would have to go to rehab for it.
Agreed. Parents, get control of what your freaking kids are doing on the computer!
 

Heatman

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Yeah, I never got into fortnite myself and probably never will. It just isn't my type of game, though I didn't think people would have to go to rehab for it.
When a gamer plays a game to the point of being paranoid as a result of the gamers addiction to the said game, then it's very much possible to have him being sent to rehab.
 
This is getting ridiculous. Just let kids be kids. The Fortnite craze will end eventually.
I totally agree with you.

Many parents are directly interfering in the natural development of children and this is a very worrying situation because the results can only be seen - usually - years later.
 

Heatman

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I totally agree with you.

Many parents are directly interfering in the natural development of children and this is a very worrying situation because the results can only be seen - usually - years later.
Still, I believe that the kids needs some sort of control or guidance in life. They are not really equipped at such a young age to make the best decisions for themselves.
 

Matt C.

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Still, I believe that the kids needs some sort of control or guidance in life. They are not really equipped at such a young age to make the best decisions for themselves.
Of course. Parents need to be parents, and kids need to be kids. Parents need to balance freedom with guidance. If you are to strict with your kids, they will always find ways around it. Always.
 
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Heatman

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Of course. Parents need to be parents, and kids need to be kids. Parents need to balance freedom with guidance. If you are to strict with your kids, they will always find ways around it. Always.
Agreed. Being too strick is way out of the line on how to train and bring up a child. Most kids subjected to such firm home training normally end up having some sort of psychological problems.
 

Ash

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I love Fortnite. I think it's a great game but I do think some youngsters are absolutely addicted to the game. However, I don't agree with sending these kids to "Fortnite rehab". A lot of these programs are there to take your money. They are basically scams. Ultimately, as a parent, the control is with you. If you gave them specific times/controlled how they used their technology, you wouldn't have problems with them being addicted to the game.
 

Nova

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Current generation is being affected with games more. And there is something that needs to be done. In order to open youtube channel and make money they are kind of sacrificing everything. I guess they should instead spend time studying and having healthy life ahead. Because there is going to be a cost for their gaming habit.
 

Matt C.

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In order to open youtube channel and make money they are kind of sacrificing everything
If you have a YouTube channel and are making enough money to support yourself, that's fantastic. But man you don't want to drop out of college to pursue YouTube before you're making money off it.
 
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Still, I believe that the kids needs some sort of control or guidance in life. They are not really equipped at such a young age to make the best decisions for themselves.
Yes, I agree with that, too.

They really need to be guided by who cares for them, but at times they'll need to act on their own (even if the results are not the best). I think it's a fine line that is difficult to trace.
 

Nova

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If you have YouTube channel and are making enough money to support yourself, that's fantastic. But man you don't want to drop out of college to pursue YouTube before you're making money off it.
Exactly. Most of the kids are doing that. And when they reach 20s, they may or may not have the money. And they don't have the education either. So that's kind of disappointing to see how kids are destroying their youth and educational life. along with any career that can happen in their early times.
 

Heatman

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Yes, I agree with that, too.

They really need to be guided by who cares for them, but at times they'll need to act on their own (even if the results are not the best). I think it's a fine line that is difficult to trace.
I really don't think that it's too difficult to trace or pinpoint the line at which it's paramount the parents step in and veto how the child plays video games. I believe that the signs would be very obvious at such time. Such as the kids lack of focus, concentration and spikes in attitude.
 
Want my honest opinion? It's absolutely ridiculous and wrong in so many ways. Let kids be kids the fashion will past, just like Minecraft.

I'm not a parent although if you think this an issue what about turning of the Internet as a whole? Even restricting them access to Fortnite Epic Games servers with parental controls through your router settings?
 
I really don't think that it's too difficult to trace or pinpoint the line at which it's paramount the parents step in and veto how the child plays video games. I believe that the signs would be very obvious at such time. Such as the kids lack of focus, concentration and spikes in attitude.
Yes, some of the signs are really obvious. but what bothers me in this situation is the neglect of many parents with regard to them. When they want to try to fix the problem, it may be too late.
 

zoldos

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If someone gets "addicted" to a game, then they already have issues. I hope people don't start blaming the games themselves. Stupid ass parents. And make sure your kids don't watch violent movies or listen to death metal cause everyone knows that causes violence. Sorry, might have strayed just a bit there. heheheh
 

Nova

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I think the fortnite definitely has reached it's peak. And it can be pretty bad for the kids to make use of the game and make their condition even more go down. That's something I'd say it ma not be often worth it on as well. I can tell you that kids going for rehab may or may not be something be come into question first. they have to be treated.
 

Nova

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I think that can be a right approach. Turning down the internet and taking away the game. That can be pretty much a good option for many. I personally have learned from the parenting of many kids, it may be lot different on many counts. I won't be surprised there in future comes gaming rehabs.
 

blaqdu

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I think today's kids are spoiled brats....
hahahahah actually they are also smart ... not i had my first phone when i was 15 now these days they turn 5 and they own the latest iPhone ... things are changing and i think its good for them
 

zoldos

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My kid doesn't get a phone at age 5. Maybe high school, but if I call, they better pick up! And I'll be watching the GPS. :)
 

Anime_Nerd

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Never really got into it and I'm surprised when I see my friends getting into it. I know my sister speaks about how some of our younger cousins (ages 6-12) are really obsessed with it, playing up until 3-4am. I think parents should simply take the systems away from them. Don't allow them to over indulge in video games like that.
 
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TopSilver

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That seems a bit insane someone would send their kids to rehab over a video game. Interesting to me that this actually happened. I can't stand fortnite, nonetheless watching it being streamed. I feel bad for the kids. That's a sad take on things.
 
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