Violence in video games has always been a somewhat controversial topic as there have been debates going back and forth as to whether or not it contributes to real-life violence. More recently it seems that some teachers are starting to blame Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale for the increased violence that they are seeing in schools.
This is on the heels of a report over in Scotland where a 10-year old child attending a school at South Ayrshire pulled a knife on the playground. The police were called to the scene where the knife was later confiscated. Thankfully there were no injuries, but it has led to some education professionals expressing concern about how such behavior could be the start of things to come, blaming Fortnite in the process.
Like we said, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not violence in video games translates to violence in real-life. It is unclear how Fortnite plays a role in this, but chances are it might have been associated due to the fact that it is one of the more popular games in the market at the moment.
What’s interesting about this is how there are different approaches to the game. There are some instances where parents are actually hiring Fortnite tutors for their kids to help them improve and potentially land a career in eSports, but on the flip side there are also parents who are sending their kids to game rehab for playing too much.