Several schools have written to parents with concerns over Fortnite – saying it’s changing kid’s behaviour and creating ‘anger, aggression, attitude and bad language’, Mirror reports.
The multiplayer online game pits players against 99 others in a frantic fight for survival, where the last gamer standing is the winner.
School officials say they are hearing kids talking about killing people in the game which is also causing bad behaviour in class.
Several schools in Gloucestershire including Widden Primary, Gloucester, Prestbury St Mary’s, Cheltenham and Foxmoor Primary, Stroud have written to parents.
The schools have seen pupils come in with special Fortnite bags and hooded tops after becoming fixated with the game, which has an official age rating of 12.
Debbies Innes, deputy head at Widden Primary School, said this week they have held daily sessions for different age groups and their parents focusing on Fortnite.
“We have been talking to them about the behaviours we have seen in school, in particular in relation to anger, aggression, attitude and bad language.
“It is something we have to take seriously. As with any safeguarding risk for children it’s up to us and parents to work together.”
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