Prince Harry Wants to Ban Fortnite? Here’s What He’s Missing

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Speaking of how the internet is ruining children, Jennifer Senior says we should't be worried about Fortnite because it's not an evil video game, it's more like a rowdy block party.

That Fortnite is its own place — specifically “a third place,” or lively harbor for communities outside of home and work — matters quite a lot. Middle-class children today don’t have much freedom to find such places. They’re rigidly scheduled and aggressively sheltered — parents of my generation are more inclined to roll their children in bubble wrap and tuck them on a high shelf for storage than allow them to wander off to parks or shopping malls on their own. Gaming is their form of self-determination, a means to take control of their constricted, highly regimented lives.


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