RightNow Times: According to Lahore police, in four days in the city, two youths have committed suicide after being banned from playing the video game ‘Pub G’, after which the police have decided to ban all such violent games and online pages. PTA will be requested to block.
According to reports, a 16-year-old resident of Multan Road, Lahore, decided to commit suicide after his parents forbade him from playing online games and he committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan.
RightNow Times: According to the police, even after committing suicide, PubG game was playing on his mobile.
Two days before the incident, another 20-year-old man from the city had committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan due to the same game.
RightNow Times: Speaking to the RightNow Times, DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan said that the rise in suicide among the youth due to games promoting violence is a sad and worrying process.
He said that these games are like a drug which is addictive so parents and children should not play such games too much while controlling themselves.
What’s the end of the PubG game?
RightNow Times: Speaking to the RightNow Times, a pub G user said that the game is played as part of a mission to fight the enemy and use guns.
The user said: ‘We can play the game alone and more than one person can join it. So in order to defend ourselves, we have to beat the enemy and win the game.
RightNow Times: He added that he plays this game on the computer and “because this game is running online, you can’t leave this game anywhere in the meantime.” Even if you are going to eat or get up for any work, the other party will kill you.
The user added that there are two types of this game. One is what is played on the computer and the other is what people play on the mobile.
RightNow Times: In the PubG game played on mobile, you have many options such as you can change your clothes and your weapon.
The game is played all over the world, which has led to complaints about its negative effects from all over the world. So close the game now.
But it is now up to the player to stop it on time or keep playing.
‘Such games should be banned’
RightNow Times: DIG Operations Ashfaq Khan further said that the job of the police is not only to catch the culprits.
We also have other responsibilities, such as community policing, which allows us to change and monitor extremism and attitudes in our society.
RightNow Times: “Therefore, we have decided that we will make a request to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to stop all such games, including PubG, which contain an element of violence. Should be blocked from accessing users. He further added that only PTA has the authority to block all these applications and online pages.
He said that PTA has people who can review and analyze online content which is spreading extremism in the society as there may be many such games besides PubG. Which we don’t even know, so we can only apply.
Can games like Pubji really lead to suicide?
RightNow Times: “I think it would be wrong to say that a child or a teenager committed suicide just because of a game, because it is not possible to commit suicide,” psychologist Dr Farah Malik told the BBC. There is only one reason.
He said that in any case, everyone is confused and frustrated because of Corona and this attitude is increasing among the children because they do not express their worries easily.
RightNow Times: “Usually children and young people used to spend time with their friends or at school or out of the house but now they have nothing to do and they are all trapped at home. In that case, they have no choice but to play digital games or search online. Which is why they spend most of their time in the open.
He added that children who take a big step like suicide already have such thoughts in their personality and this is not due to a single factor.
RightNow Times: “We’ve seen a lot of hormonal changes in babies as they get older. Such as voice changes or physical changes in boys. We don’t care, and we make fun of them and ridicule them, which makes them frustrated. Or the parents not having a friendly relationship with the children or scaring them all the time.
Dr. Farah said that these are all aspects due to which the child climbs up and stays away from everyone including the family and keeps himself busy with other things. “In the language of psychology, we call children who can commit suicide ‘juveniles,'” he said.
RightNow Times: “Usually these children have some symptoms such as not listening to anyone, lack of tolerance, fighting and arguing, even with children their own age, reacting strongly if their parents stop them,” he said. ‘
“In order to prevent such children, we need to understand them and explain them with love and parents should start this process from an early age,” he said.
RightNow Times: “Try to do everything yourself with the children. Try to be their friend and solve their problems.
He further said that in this difficult time due to the epidemic, apart from the parents, the government has a responsibility to make arrangements to keep the mental condition of the children and youth in good health and to guide them. Has not been noticed at all.