UAE parents are calling for a ban at the video game PUBG as it is deemed a “terrible effect on kids” because of its “violent content and addictive nature.”
PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), a multiplayer survival warfare game advanced by way of a South Korean company, has already been banned in towns across Gujarat, India. Nearly ten college students have been arrested for playing the game even after the ban.
Recently, a father in India referred to as for a national ban on the sport as he claimed that his teen son committed suicide when he was asked not to play the game. In the Philippines, the mayor of the Biliran Island has warned that government personnel may be fired if they’re stuck playing the sport.
The recreation has come to be ‘very accessible’ because it became launched in 2017, be it on consoles, PCs or smartphones.
A discern in Dubai, Gulnaz Arif Moula, informed Khaleej Times: “PUBG have to truly be banned as it has a poor effect at the children’s mind. It makes them very competitive. Kids have taken this game so seriously that nothing else seems to depend on them – not even analyzing. They care handiest about winning on this sport.”
Another parent, Mueena Farooq Rumane, stated: “I strongly experience PUBG should be banned.
Games like PUBG and Fortnite are adverse games, and those have a very horrific mental effect no longer just on youngsters, but adults as correctly. It’s a dependency similar to tablets, smoking, and drinking. It plays with the thoughts, and they face sturdy behavioral changes.
“With the current New Zealand mosque assault, it failed to surprise me when I examine the reaction of the attacker and how games like Spyro Dragon and Fortnite educated him to be a killer.”
Meanwhile, another figure, Bibi Usama, stated her kids spend majority in their time playing PUBG.
“They can no longer deal with schoolwork. They’re absolutely thinking about these addictive games, and they’re constantly on their laptops or iPads – no greater extreme sports,” she stated.
“It’s not suitable for kids beneath ten years vintage. My seven-year-old boy performs with 18-12 months-antique guys. It’s getting on my nerves, my kids have turned out to be aggressive, and whenever I tell to prevent, they start arguing. I want it to be banned all over and all the time.”
Report violent games to get them banned
In the beyond, the UAE has taken a strong stance about defensive young people towards violent and threatening video games. Authorities banned online video games Roblox, Mariam, Blue Whale and lots of others final yr.
Now, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) is encouraging dad and mom to step forward, and document games that they sense are risky for the kids.
In an announcement concerning online video games, the TRA advised Khaleej Times: “The TRA has issued the Internet Access Regulation within the UAE, which includes some prohibited content classes that allow operators to take the necessary measures towards any violation or grievance on this regard. At the TRA, we expect the cooperation of individuals in reporting such sites, video games or money owed, and keep in mind them our companions in disclosing them and taking the necessary movement towards them.
“Concerning games especially, the TRA believes that the parents’ position is essential in reporting any game that they agree with is risky to the adolescents. They can file it to competent safety government, telecom operators or the TRA. We guarantee that our communique channels with the public are open spherical the clock.”