Time Out: 9-Year-Old Girl Had To Be Checked Into Rehab Due To Video Game Addiction
June 11, 2018 14:37
A nine-year-old girl in the UK has been committed to rehab due to a video game addiction. The girl was obsessed with Fortnite, a survival shooter that was released in July 2017.
Two months prior, the girl’s parents received complaints from teachers. Apparently, her grades had been slipping. Also, she had resigned from participation in sports. Her parents also noticed monthly payments to Microsoft of up to £50 on their credit card.
When they confronted their daughter, she said she had paid for extras on the game to boost her performance. And when her father tried to take the Xbox console and game away from her, the girl actually lashed out at him.