Nine-year-old in rehab after becoming addicted to Fortnite video game

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The game has been endorsed by a large number of celebs who regularly upload videos of them playing the game.

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The child's parents eventually figured out that their daughter had a serious "Fortnite" addiction, and sent her to rehab. "She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping", said mother Carol.

Schools are writing to parents telling them the hugely popular game is having a disastrous affect on youngsters' concentration levels in the classroom.

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The girl went on a 10-hour binge of the hit game and allegedly hit her dad in the face when he tried to take away her Xbox.

And headteacher Jemma Garside, who runs a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, wrote to parents: 'Unfortunately discussions around this game are being brought ... into the classroom which is distracting children from their learning'.

"My husband saw her light on in the night and found her sitting on a urine-soaked cushion playing the game".

The girl is now recovering with rehabilitation.

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The Switch is a great platform for the title, what with its console/handheld hybrid status and the popularity of playing Fortnite anywhere and everywhere, on seemingly any device that can possibly play a video game.

Child psychologists believe kids could develop mental health problems if they become too exposed to the game.

Tom Benhiam, 11, from Sydney, told News Corp that he could spend 2½-hours a day playing with his friends, despite being restricted to 30 minutes during the week. "Then when I go to bed I play for another 30 minutes".

Kidspot has contacted Epic Games for comment.

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