There have been many cases of addiction towards PUBG, but this incident takes that craze and addiction towards PUBG to another level. In a bizarre incident, a teenager based in Punjab, India ended up spending 16 lakh rupees (21500 USD approx) on PUBG Mobile. He allegedly used this money to buy in-game items, passes, not just for himself but also for his team-mates.
The incident came to light when his parents looked into the bank statements. According to his parents, the teenager would take the mobile under the pretext of online classes.
The boy’s father, a government employee, said
After the incident came to light the father has apparently made his son work in a scooter repair shop, to make him realize the importance of money and hard work, since the money which was spent by the teenager is unlikely to be returned.
The incident should be an eye-opener for everyone when it comes to addiction towards games like PUBG Mobile, we at CSGG love video games, but video games are not everything. Parents should always monitor their child’s online activity and this should not be neglected, games are not the problem, addiction towards them is. At the same time, our education system should also promote financial literacy, which teach the youth about the importance of money, investing, etc.
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