Ninja is a well-known twitch streamer who rose to fame by playing the popular children’s game “Fortnite: Battle Royale”. The game is currently in season 3 of chapter 2.
Ninja, being a professional gamer focused in the streaming world, played Fortnite regularly for thousands of viewers, all admiring his skills. However, a large majority of these viewers are young kids. By doing this, he is teaching young kids violence through the medium of video games, encouraging them to fight to the death in a violent battle in an arena.
Many parents do not check what their kids are watching, enabling them to watch Ninja, thus making them more likely to be violent. If Ninja buys a Fortnite cosmetic item, a “skin”, many young kids will then go grab their parents’ credit card and buy that same skin.
Yet, Ninja fails to mention this to his young audience. He should, every time he shows off a purchase, say something along the lines of: “If you are a young child, and want to buy this, ask your parents first, don’t steal your parents credit card.”
On top of this, kids who steal their parents’ money off a credit card when they are young, are more likely to be criminals when they are older. Whether that’s for theft, or drug use or other crimes, they are much more likely to be arrested for it.
We must stop Ninja, and fortnite, from harming our kids like this!
Article wrote and edited by: Frank Bordaine, chief editor of Good Enquirer.