Prince Harry Wants To Ban Your Kids From Playing Fortnite

If you have a pre-teen to teen you’ve probably heard lots of talk about Fortnite. Fortnite is an online game that has grown in popularity reaching more than 250 million registered users since it’s launch.

Now, Prince Harry Wants To Ban Your Kids From Playing Fortnite.

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Now, you might be on the fence on whether or not the game should be banned.

As a mom to a child that loves to play Fortnite, I don’t believe the game should be banned (although, hearing Fortnite talked about all day gets old). I do however, believe that kids need to be limited on the amount of video games they play. I personally believe it’s more about balance and discipline then removing video games altogether.

Prince Harry on the other hand, believes games like that “shouldn’t be allowed”.

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During a recent meeting with YMCA in London, Prince Harry discussed video games and social media with mental health experts.

He discussed how he believed that games such as Fortnite were addictive and irresponsible and claimed that parents don’t know what to do about their kids’ addiction to Fortnite.

He said:

“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.” – Price Harry, (Source)

And that’s the thing, can video games be addictive? Yes, but for kids – it’s also the responsibility of adults to prevent that from happening.

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Prince Harry urges parents to take action and have their children interact more with the outside world, while also acknowledging that many parents don’t know how to solve the dilemma.

“Parents have got their hands up – they don’t know what to do about it,” he said. “It’s like waiting for the damage to be done.” (Source)

He’s not wrong to say that kids need to interact more with the outside world, that should be a given.

He also may be right that video games can become addictive but parents really need to be proactive and set boundaries on when and how long kids are online playing video games.

Again, it’s comes back to balance and having things in moderation.

My husband and boys are gamers, they love playing games alone, together and online with friends. However, we spend a great deal outside as a family going on walks, hikes, and being active away from technology so, I think we have a good balance.

So, what do you think? Is Prince Harry right that video games such as Fortnite should be banned?

4 Comments

  1. Anything can become an addiction. Eating, reading, running, anything. I don’t think he should be able to dictate what parents do. Parents need to be better parents; I’m guilty of letting them play for longer then they should, but, that’s MY choice. We’ll be working on this. I have already told them less electronics this summer.

  2. I’d love for Prince Harry should weigh in after he’s had a child of his own and doesn’t rely on nannies or other caregivers to care for them at his convenience.

  3. I don’t think the game or any game like it should be banned at all. Just cause some parents cannot limit their child screen time. My kids play the game and they are not on it all the time, because I limit their screen time. Some parents say it’s not easy cause they have to fight with their kids to stay off. But maybe if they started at young age wouldn’t be so hard. Parents are so quick to give in cause kids cry around or throw a fit.

  4. fotniteisugh10 says:

    ahhhhhhh~ fortnite is uglier than the marine animals back then

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