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Prince Harry: Ban Fortnite

Duke of Sussex speaks out on addictive video games, social media
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2019 5:05 PM CDT
Prince Harry: Ban Fortnite
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex listens to the Youth Ambassadors Mental Health Champions during a visit to YMCA South Ealing in west London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to learn more about their work on mental health and see how they are providing support to young people in the area.   (Adrian Dennis/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – Fortnite has many fans, but Prince Harry is not one of them. During a recent visit to a YMCA in West London, the Duke of Sussex lashed out at the "addictive" video game, the Daily Express reports. "The game shouldn't be allowed," he said, per Variety. "It's created to addict. An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible." The British royal spoke to mental health experts about the addictive nature of video games and social media during the appearance. Of social media, he noted, "It's more dangerous because it’s normalized and there are no restrictions to it. ... Without that human connection, when you do have a problem you have nowhere to go. The only place you might go is online, and you will probably end up getting bullied." (Here's why Fortnite is so addicting.)

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