A nine-year-old girl was placed in rehab after she spent ten hours a day playing the popular video game ‘Fortnite’. She would often urinate on herself after playing the game for hours.
The child’s parents purchased her an Xbox One back in January and she downloaded Fortnite soon after. Her father said things took a turn for the worst when she became addicted to the game. In addition, her mother stated that her daughter would use their credit cards to purchase downloadable content.
‘Of course we were furious and confiscated her Xbox, but then she lashed out and hit my husband in the face.’
After the girl’s father discovered his daughter sitting in on a urine-soaked pillow, she tearfully confessed to her parents that she would get up in the middle of the night and play the game while they were sleeping,
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The parents contacted an addiction counselor to help their daughter overcome her addiction to the game.
‘This is a serious issue which is destroying our little girl’s life and someone needs to step in to ban it before it becomes an epidemic.’
The girl’s therapist said her clients would become very addicted to the game where it would affect their daily lives:
‘I know bright kids who will fail their exams this summer because of Fortnite, kids who are stealing from their parents and friends to pay for the extras, kids who urinate in bottles because they can’t bear to leave the game.’
As for the girl, she’s getting her life back on track since she entered rehab.
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