If you like to play the popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG or know somebody who religiously play the battle royal game, then you must know the side-effect as well of playing the game. Recently, a college in Chennai had even issued a circular regarding the game and claimed that it is “spoiling the entire atmosphere of the hostel’’ and has become an addiction for the students. A chief warden of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)’s men’s hostel wrote, “It has come to our notice that a few students are playing online games like ‘PUBG’ which is not permitted. This, despite our repeated instructions against playing online games inside the rooms which disturbs fellow roommates and spoiling the entire atmosphere of the hostel. It is strictly warned that playing online games and betting for such games are prohibited in VIT. Hence, defaulters will be dealt with severely under [the] VIT code of conduct. Students are asked to concentrate on physical games or sports and give more importance to their career growth’’.
Later, several questions were raised regarding the impact of game on students’ career and now as per WHO’s ICD 11, this could also impact health of the young.
Here we bring to you detailed list of side-effects which can be caused with PUBG addiction:
Towards drugs addiction – Online game addiction has been linked with mental health issues including depression, insomnia and even substance abuse as a result of compulsive disorder. Addiction to such games can trigger the want of drugs and ultimately leading towards deterioration of health.
Eyesight – It is known to all that constant staring to a screen for hours is not good for eyes. Playing online game continuously for hours can lead to migraines and headaches.
Spondylitis – As per a recent study by National Centre for Biotechnology Information, USA, it has been revealed that young population may face higher chances of experiencing cervical spondylitis. It is caused with wrong postures which student exhibits while playing these games.
Fatigue – Addiction to online games makes people sacrifice their sleep which leads to fatigue, dizziness and drowsiness.
Personal Hygiene – Constantly playing online games also causes poor personal hygiene as people stop paying attention towards themselves like cleaning, washing, cutting nails and much more.