Gandhinagar, Jan 23: The Education Department in Gujarat has banned the PUBG online game in all the schools of the state and issued a circular in this regard.
The department has taken this decision following the instructions from Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights which has received complaints regarding its highly negative effect on children.
Notably, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehol. This war game had become very popular among children. So much so that many of them have become addict of sorts of it.
The Education department has also instructed the schools to conduct awareness programs regarding the ill effects of the game. Notably, a 15 year student in Rajkot had some time ago even committed suicide when his parents stopped him from playing the game.
In 2017 the state government had banned another online game Bluewhale which had become notorious as suicide game due to highly dangerous tasks assigned to the players. It had also banned another game Pokemon Go later. (UNI)