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Published On: April 1, 2019 11:05 AM NPT By: Samyog KC

Avoid PUBG addiction

Avoid PUBG addiction

Do you love PUBG or do you hate it? Probably you are addicted to PUBG. If so, have you ever thought about the impacts of spending much time with PUBG? The internet based online multiplayer game; PUBG has been the talk of town, and increasingly growing its criticism. There are thousands of PUBG users and players in Nepal and no serious attention has yet been paid.

The users of PUBG are mainly children, adults and students. Because of its addiction, they spend hours playing the game instead of doing their primary work at home. Nor do they study. This affects the players mentally. Often it is said that children who play such game might have aggressive thoughts, emotion and behavior that will lead them to a worst situation in their future. 

PUBG is a battle royale game developed by PUBG Cooperation, subsidiary of Bluehole, a video game company of South Korea. The game was developed in 2017 and has a total of 400 million users worldwide. It is an extremely violent game played between multiple users, no matter where they are from. It is often played in groups, especially among friends. 

According to a research, a normal PUBG player plays for 4 to 5 hours a day. PUBG also affect their sleeping pattern. As playing PUBG in mobile, tab or laptop for long time can make it hard for them to get some sleep. Playing PUBG makes users lazy as well. It limits the physical mobility of the players, which is harmful for the human body. 

Recently, several cases have been reported that the PUBG users have lost their lives imitating the actions depicted in the game. In china, a boy jumped from a building, copying the character of the game, later he died. Similarly, another 20 year old boy in India, who played the game for 45 continuous days died due to severe pain in his neck.  Due to its effect on children and young people, the game has been banned in Gujarat of India and in several other districts of India.

Because of the growing trends of playing PUBG in many parts of the world, parents are now worried about their children's usage of mobile phones. Nepalese parents and our community have not yet discussed its effects and impacts on the children. 


What is the solution? 
Internet can be a disaster if not used properly and thoughtfully. Game lovers should understand its negative impacts on our health and wellbeing. Like many others internet based games, PUBG is also an addiction. Instead of playing such games, children should be encouraged to play different outdoor or indoor sports. They can also spend their time with their friends and family, and exploring nature, travelling to new places or reading books.

It is also the responsibility of parents to educate the disadvantaged and advantages of using mobile and online games. To be so, the parents should also have the basic knowledge about such addictive games in order to reduce the potential risk. Moreover, the Government and education institutions should seriously think about the negative impacts of PUBG on the mental health of the young people. Our mind should not be a slave to such addictive games.

 

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