Nine-year-old girl placed into rehab for her Fortnite addiction

By midian182 · 54 replies
Jun 10, 2018
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  1. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,057   +4,101

    No it isn't. It's common practice whenever performance drops due to a new toy. At least, it was common practice among parents whose children didn't wind up addicted to video games.

    And now you're strawmanning. I'm shocked, truly.
  2. TsVkK

    TsVkK TS Member

    Pretty much what I would do to my 9 year old twins if they pulled this nonsense.

    I've had the fight before with my slightly older son when he was playing COD too much and things started to slip... screens off, go outside. Tried aggression with me. Yeah go on big boy, see how far that gets you. And yes I took the cables away too for a while, until the problem passed. 9 year olds cannot be trusted to self regulate or respect authority. That's something we learn as we grow, it's not an intrinsic trait.

    Clear lack of parenting authority and skills with the little girl in question.
  3. roberthi

    roberthi TS Addict Posts: 289   +70

    The parents should put her in timeout...oh wait, that doesn't work.

    The parents should talk to her about the consequences of her decisions and importance of making good ones...oh wait, that doesn't work.

    The parents should...oh whatever...parent's hands are tied anyway...regardless of what they do.
  4. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Guru Posts: 324   +85

    I just want folks to know that if you let your kids use Windows and Xbox, Microsoft has the best screen time control, by far. It is in my opinion a missed opportunity that MS does not advertise it at all. They owe it to all their users. All you have to do is sign you kids up with MS account and manage them here -- You can control the screen time of PC and Xbox using shared or separate schedule. You can control sites they can visit, apps they can use. They can ask for extra time on the fly, etc. And you even get a weekly report of what sites they visited. It's really the best I have seen. I am attaching a screen shot here:

    Google requires you to be 13 years old, so they are not even close to being family friendly.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,540   +3,041

    Methinks mom and dad should have simply laced the littles b!tch's nightime milk & cookies with triazolam. Problem solved.

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