We all are aware about the incident where an Indian teenager spents his father’s 16 lakhs of money on the PUBG online game. This was not the first time something like this happened.
The PUBG online game which is very popular among the youths has been trending since two to three years. Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game which is designed in such a way that it can be played as a lone wolf or with your teammates.
PUBG mobile game was released in the year 2017. Since then, more than 100 million users have downloaded it. Currenty, Its the 2nd top grossing royale mobile game.
Well, every thing has two sides of the story. Yes, PUBG is the leading game right now and due to the pandemic lockdown it also has increased more users and people now are spending more time than they usually used to do earlier as they have no work right now. They are completely free. Its an amazing game which has amazing features and also you can pass your time. So when someone gets bored, they do think of playing PUBG either with their friends or solo.
Online gaming has been a part of our lives right now since we all are addicted to our smartphones. So, we can’t deny the fact that we haven’t installed and played any online games on our smartphone.
But like I said above, everything around us has two sides of the story . The same way the online ‘PUBG’ game has its own cons and discons. Althought, its a good game for relaxing people making them stress free for a while, some play just to pass the time, some play everyday as a routine. Everyone has different reasons to play.
But, here I am talking about the ones who just not take this game as a game or as a way to pass the time. These people get so addicted towards this game that they forget that there is a life beyond this game. They take this game as a serious matter and take drastic steps which leads to mishappenings thus causing pain to them and their close ones.
Every now and then we hear cases related to PUBG. Be it suicide cases or stealing money and using them just to buy Royale Passes. We need to make understand these youths that the online game is just a part of your life and it cannot be your whole life.
The youth needs to understand that there is a life beyond PUBG. I am not saying that such people shouldn’t play online games but we have to stop them by getting obsessed over these game apps.
What we can do to stop this:
- If you see your child or your friend is getting addicted towards this game, make him or her understand at the initial stage itself.
- Parents should try to talk with their children in a way that they understand that what is correct and what is not. They should be spending more time with their child so that they feel loved and be responsible and not take any drastic steps.
- If not parents, then someone elder or someone close to that person should talk to the child.
- Make them understand that its just a game and don’t try spending your money on the game. Instead spend it for something worth.
Online games can be addictive but we need to stop our children before anything bad happens. Addiction is harmful. No addiction can give you happiness.
I know it can be difficult to make them understand but atleast people close to such addicts can try talking to them so that they do not get involved in such happenings.
Youth needs to understand this playing is different and getting addicted is different.
Nothing is impossible if we try. The word ‘Impossible’ itself says ‘ I AM POSSIBLE.’