‘Limit it severely!’ Ex-hacker & psychologist clash on PC games after 9yo girl put in rehab (VIDEO)
The debate on RT unfolded on the back of reports that a 9-year-old British girl had to undergo gaming rehab after her parents found she was playing Fortnite, a free online survival game, for over ten hours a day. John Safa, a former hacker, said his 14-year-old son enjoys playing Fortnite and that it helps him interact with teens all over the world. While he believed video games could be good for developing mental skills, psychologist Gina Loudon strongly disagreed. “For me, and for those who ask me in professional capacity, I would say: limit severely video games!”
“I think video games are part of our culture now,” Safa fired back, describing the video games “just a great hobby.” The more time kids spend on the computer or in their phones, “the more likely they are to have depression and other mental disorders,” Loudon warned.
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