Prince Harry says Fortnite should be banned

If you have a tween boy in your house you are probably familiar with the videogame Fortnite.  It is a third-person shooter game that can be quite addictive.

The goal is to survive for as long as possible in the free multi-player games that can include as many as 100 players at a time.  There are 250 million registered players across the planet according to the creator, Epic Games.

Some doctors and parents have raised a concern about the game and video games, in general.  In one recent case in the U.K. a 9-year-old girl was sent to rehab after she wet herself while refusing to stop playing the game for extended periods.

Enter Prince Harry into the debate over its merits.

At an event in London last week, the prince called for a ban on the game.

"That game shouldn't be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?" He reportedly asked.  "It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible.

Prince Harry made the comments during a discussion about mental health at an event sponsored by Heads Together,  a mental health program he helped found with his brother.

While the long-term affects in children have not been studied, it has had a big impact in some adult lives.  Fortnite has been cited in hundreds of divorces in the U.K.


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