Delhi

School heads told to follow advisory on video games

Acting on an advisory issued by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights on violent video games causing harmful, negative and adverse impact on the brain of the children, the Directorate of Education has asked all heads of schools to follow the advisory in “letter and spirit”.

The advisory had said that some violent video games which are available on I0S/android platform and console platforms like PUBG, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto Series, God of War, Hitman Series, Plague Inc and Pokemon are causing “harmful, negative and adverse impact on the brain of the children”.

All the heads of schools have been asked to sensitise students and staff about the adverse impacts of such games during morning assembly and putting the information on school notice boards.

“The above advisory shall also be discussed during PTMs/SMC meetings. EVGCs and SMC members are also to be involved in sensitising the students and parents in this regard,” the circular said.

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