PUBG has become a sensational game amongst all age groups, the game can be played free of cost with stable internet connection on any smartphone.   |  Photo Credit: Times Now
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Monday has listed a few online video games as harmful, negative and having an adverse impact on the children’s brain. The commission has videos such as PlayerUnknown’Battlegrounds (PUBG), Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Hitman, Plague Inc, and Pokemon.
Recently, in a case reported from Mumbai, a boy committed suicide after he was denied a phone on which he can play the popular game PUBG. The mobile phone he demanded cost Rs 37,000 when the family members denied buying him the phone, he allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. Although the family members asked him to buy a phone worth Rs 20,000 but the boy was adamant on buying an expensive phone for a better gaming experience.
However, a case of accidental death was registered by the police and further investigation in the case is underway.
PUBG has become a sensational game amongst all age groups, the game can be played free of cost with stable internet connection on any smartphone. The game made headlines a few days ago when an 11-year old kid wrote a letter to the Maharashtra government seeking to ban PUBG citing violence and cyberbullying as his reasons.
Reportedly, the child’s appeal stated that PUBG promotes immoral conduct which includes violence, murder, gaming addiction, cyberbullying, aggression, and looting. However, he has not received the reply to his application appealing for a ban on the widely-played online game.