Warn­ing af­ter boy spends £700 play­ing cult game

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

A MID­LAND dad has sounded a warn­ing af­ter his school­boy son spent al­most £700 play­ing con­tro­ver­sial com­puter game Fort­nite.

Tyler Harrison, aged 12, made 81 trans­ac­tions in just three days while play­ing the game that has di­vided the na­tion.

Teach­ers warn that Fort­nite’s ad­dic­tive ac­tion is dis­tract­ing chil­dren at school, and one par­ent found his son be­ing groomed on­line.

The game’s most pop­u­lar for­mat is the Bat­tle Royale in which 100 play­ers fight each other on­line un­til just one is left stand­ing. Since it was launched last July, the game has re­port­edly sparked record num­bers of dig­i­tal ad­dic­tion cases.

Steven Harrison, 37, has is­sued the lat­est warn­ing af­ter find­ing Tyler had spent £691 on add-ons to the game, which is down­loaded for free. The dad had ac­ci­den­tally left his bank card de­tails

> Tyler Harrison and dad Steven

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