PUBG Addiction: Karnataka boy writes how to play PUBG, fails PU exam, parents summoned
Bengaluru: PUBG has not just become a sensation, but also a headache for many. The online game, also known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has become infamous because of reports of youth getting addicted to the game. However, there are many who also swear by the game.
A young boy has failed in his first year pre-university exam after he wrote only about ‘how to play PUBG game’ in the Economics answer sheet. Earlier the boy had secured distinction in his SSLC exam last year, but got addicted to the online game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds he lost the track. “I was studious, but got attracted towards PUBG as it was entertaining, and soon got addicted to it. Sometimes I even bunked classes to play the game and sat in the nearby garden,” the told The New Indian Express.
“I got angry with myself and wrote about PUBG in the answer sheet. Now my parents have taken the mobile away, but the images of the game continue to linger in my mind. I realise how dangerous a game it is,” he further added.
Varun’s father rued that while he always advised students in his college and elsewhere to keep themselves away from mobile games such as Blue Whale Challenge and PUBG, it was his son who fell prey to such a game. He added that they did not doubt his activities he usually remained locked up in his room to study.
A teacher who evaluated Varun’s Economics paper said, “Usually students who do not know the answers write film songs or famous movie dialogues. But this boy has written everything about the game, starting from steps to download it to how to play it. He seems to have good mastery over the game. I brought the issue to the principal’s notice, and we summoned his parents and informed them about their son’s addiction.”
A teacher from the Commerce Department said, “The boy wants to become a Chartered Accountant. He has written very less in all the other subjects but managed to get pass marks. In Economics, however, he has written only about the game.”
The parents have taken him for counselling and are preparing him for PU II now.