PUBG addiction is very harmful for kids, school warns parents

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG has become one of the most popular online multiplayer games ever seen and since the game was released for smartphones in form of PUBG Mobile, it has seen a massive reach among youngsters as well as gaming enthusiasts. The popularity of PUBG can be measured with the fact that smartphone manufacturers and the developer itself have sponsored more than a couple of gaming events for PUBG fans, which were well received.

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With the increasing popularity of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a debate has also started around the world where people are worried about addiction to this online game and the kind of mental damage it can cause. Now, some schools in Bengaluru have started warning parents against letting their kids play the online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG for extended hours after cases of addiction came to light in the city.

Moreover, the Associated Management of English Medium Schools in Karnataka (KAMS) will reportedly issue an advisory to parents in order to ask them to restrict the time students are spending on playing the PUBG game.

John Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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