Unless children are pulled out of the virtual world and brought back into the real world, the peril is not far away,'' said Madhya Pradesh Police Help Centre’s Indore Convener Gyanendera Purohit. Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital Psychiatrist Ramgulam Rajdan felt that such games are causing severe harm to children’s psychology by luring them with inducements of rewards and challenging their abilities. ''Parents and guardians should keep their children away from such online games.
They should maintain a close contact with their children and discuss their hobbies and dislikes,” he said. Professor Shraddha Dubey – who teaches at a local college and is a mother of a 13-year-old – said that she was in a state of shock after hearing about the incident. She said that she has decided to have more frank conversations with her child. (UNI)