Is Fortnite addictive?
Taking away their devices doesn’t help. Enroll them in the process and work with them to identify alternative things to do. Set clearly defined time limits and tasks afterwards.
To them, their Fortinite friends are really their friends. Don’t belittle that but talk to them about online safety especially when it comes to discussing personal details. Not all friends are who they claim they are.
Don’t play down the game as a waste of time and potentional, instead be curious and engage them rather than dismissing. This rapport creates trust and trust creates influence. Have conversations about gaming, what they play and what they enjoy.
Support them in improving their time management skills. It is easy for them to pass time when they are having fun. You need to support proper gaming time and inside and outside of the game.
Games are designed to hook their players. Companies use state of the art practics and behavioral psychologists to make the game pleasurable and addictive. Understanding this will help conversations with your kids.