The Prince said that the game was too “addictive,” and “should not be allowed”.
A serious blow to the gaming industry, Prince Harry, named Fortnite, amongst other “addictive” games, to be banned. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, wants parents to protect their children from the addictive game as he stated that they we “irresponsible games”, during a visit to the YMCA in West London.
He also added that social media is “more addictive than drugs and alcohol”. Harry was speaking to mental health experts about the effects of social media and violent video games, reported Express, UK.
“Parents don’t know what to do about their children’s addiction to Fortnite. The game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household? It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible,” said Harry.
“Parents have got their hands up - they don’t know what to do about it. It’s like waiting for the damage to be done,” he added.
Fortnite is a game where millions of players from around the world hunt for weapons to kill each other. Earlier, it ws also reported that, in the UK, children were turning up to school exhausted due to late nights on the game. Hence, teachers wanted parents to keep the games away from their children.
Harry, who is presently heading to be a father himself, warned of a “global epidemic around young people’s mental health” and urged parents to get their children to engage with the world outside the internet, reported Express.
Harry was also discussing about the ill effects of social media on the present generation. He said, “It’s more dangerous because it’s normalised and there are no restrictions to it. We are in a mind-altering time. Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go, the only place you might go is online and you will probably end up getting bullied.”
Harry was speaking from experience as his wife Meghan who was been trolled on Twitter.