Games are a fun way to pass the time, but it can also turn into an addiction in which it will make people do unthinkable acts. Recently we had heard how a father had been sentenced to 8 years in jail for killing his 5 week old daughter for apparently refusing to stop crying while he was playing a game of Assassin’s Creed 3.
In fact this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of how parents neglect their kids due to them being too engrossed or too addicted to the game to take a break and address the real world. Recently in China, as reported by Guandong TV, it seems that a young unmarried couple have been accused of selling two of their children to child traffickers, with the money being used towards their gaming addiction.
Apparently the father of the children was addicted to buying in-game items and staying out at places like internet cafes to play games, so in order to support his habit, they decided to sell their children to get money which in turn would fund their activities.
According to Games in Asia, child trafficking is a huge problem in China (and around the world). Children have been reportedly sold to other parents who might be looking for an easy way to adopt, or sold to street gangs, or even sold to buyers from overseas. The couple were caught when the grandfather of the children reported them to the police. The couple are currently awaiting trial.