“They are not sleeping. They are not going to school. They are dropping out of social activities. A lot of kids have stopped playing sports so they can do this.”
Michael Rich, a pediatrician and director of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital, was talking about the impact “Fortnite: Battle Royale” — a cartoonish multiplayer shooter game — is having on kids, mainly boys, some still in grade school.Source: ‘Fortnite’ may be a virtual game, but it’s having real-life, dangerous effects – The Boston Globe
The key issue is this, “his clinic has yet to see a patient struggling with “Fortnite” who does not also have an underlying issue.” The game, unfortunately, is affecting those kids who already have some behavioral or addictive traits. And when you have so many kids playing, the ones who need help are going to make headlines.