Fortnite had been one of the most popular games worldwide to date. On the news, you would sometimes see pieces talking about how children are out of control about the game. Now, there are ‘Fortnite Tutors’ who specialise in teaching kids how to be better at the game.
There are issues with Fortnite being one of the most addictive games for young children, some only 7-years old. However, there are parents that do acknowledge the prevalence of the game in their children’s life whether it is a good or bad thing.
So why are some parents willing to pay tutors up to $20 an hour to help their children play better at Fortnite? Ally Hicks, one of the parents that hired said tutors had stated to Wall Street Journal, “There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it. You can imagine what that was like for him at school.” She mentioned how her young 10-year-old son had a 4-hour session on how to play better at Fortnite.
This begs the question, are kids really being pressured by their peers to be better at the particular game, Fortnite? It doesn’t strictly link to something serious as bullying but it does concern parents on this particular topic.
There are many psychologists, child specialists and other doctors that had weighed in on the matter of Fortnite and how it affects children. It got to the point where a major organisation deemed the factor enough to be a medical condition, though not necessarily about Fortnite. As there are many who would argue for and against this particular issue, most would agree that moderation is key for many growing children when it comes to video games.
With tutoring for Fortnite has now become an option, some parents like Paul Rakovich, a father of two young children, both below 10, saw it as a way of connecting with his children.
“I didn’t expect it to be this big huge thing that we would bond over,” said Paul Rakovich to ABC7. “I’d probably prefer it was golf. If it lasts for the next month then cool, or even the next year, I’m fine either way,” he said.
Do you think this interesting trend of Parents paying online tutors to teach their kids to be better at Fortnite something bizarre in your view? Would you pay people to help your kids be better at the game?