After Gujarat’s Commission for Protection of Child Rights issued a circular imposing a ban on the popular video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in primary schools, the state of Delhi has also followed suit recently.
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has sent a note to all Delhi schools stating that games like PUBG, Fortnite, etc. are harmful to kids and can affect them psychologically. The DCPCR gave a firm statement against these games saying, “These games are full of misogyny, hate, deceit and vengeance and at an age where a child learns from that he or she sees, it may negatively impact their brain for their life.”
The notice issued however doesn’t back their claims with hard evidence or scientific facts, which is what is necessary to impose something like a ban by the authorities, and they’ve regurgitated the same conventional thinking that’s prevalent in India.
Ranjana Prasad, DCPCR member, told the media that the advisory was issued on Monday (i.e. 4th February) as a preventive measure and said, “We see a lot of aggression and arrogance in children these days they are being distracted from their studies and social life by violent games.” The list made by DCPCR also includes Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Hitman, Plague Inc and Pokemon Go along with PUBG and Fornite as harmful and addictive.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0’ where he addressed the issue of video game addiction among kids and how parents should help alleviate it. He had playfully replied to a concerned mother’s woes about her son’s gaming addiction, “Yeh PUBG wala hai kya?” and gave some tips for parents and guardians on how to deal with their children’s addiction.
Modi has said in the event, “Technology is a problem as well as a solution. If we wish that our kids move away from technology, that will not be good. It will be like asking children to go back on progress.”
In similar news, a Jammu and Kashmir student body had sought a ban on PUBG in their state. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) had also banned playing PUBG within its campus. Our simple stance on the issue is that any social evil doesn’t get solved using authoritarian force and will only breed more contempt from the masses. Better rehabilitation facilities and proper care of the child is the way to go forward with these kinds of social problems.
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