Research + News | Topic: Fortnite
Jul 30, 2019
U.S. Teen Wins $3 Million At Video Game Tournament Fortnite World Cup
American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday in New York after taking the top prize in a tournament for the popular online video game Fortnite. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
Parents Are Losing Their Kids To Video Games
From the Growing Leaders blog:
“A recent article on the Fortnite epidemic found that alarmed doctors are now treating Fortnite-obsessed kids for mental and physical health problems; including everything from “carpal tunnel to sedentary obesity.” Dr. Kate Roberts, a psychologist from Wenham, Massachusetts found that the most disturbing part of the addictive trend is how it changes young kids’ behavior.”
Read the rest of the blog post here.
Feb 25, 2019
Parents’ Ultimate Guide to “Apex Legends”
Did your kids make the sudden switch from “Fortnite” to this new battle royale romp? Common Sense Media provides helpful info you need to know about the popular video game. Read their article here.
Feb 18, 2019
Game On! Newsletter – Apex Legends: The New Challenger To Fortnite
Newsletter from Neilsen highlights the rising popularity of the battle-royale game Apex Legends. Read the newsletter here.
Dec 12, 2018
As “Fortnite” Blows Up, Parents Need To Up Their Game
A new survey confirms what most parents already know: Kids are going crazy for “Fortnite.” Here are some practical tips to manage it. Read the tips from Common Sense Media here.
Dec 5, 2018
Fortnite ‘V-Bucks’ More Popular Than Cash On Teens’ Holiday Wish Lists
Some U.S. holiday wish lists crisscross all generations and some, well, don’t. Read the article here.
Nov 12, 2018
How To Protect Your Kid From ‘Fortnite’ Scams
The popular game has become an easy way for scammers to trick kids into sharing way too much information. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Oct 22, 2018
Parents’ Ultimate Guide To Fortnite
Are your kids caught up in the Fortnite frenzy? Here’s everything you need to know about this popular video game. Read the helpful articles from Common Sense Media here.
Aug 17, 2018
Parents Hiring Fortnite Coaches To Improve Play, Help Children Level Up
As Fortnite Battle Royale continues to dominate the world of video games, parents are starting to invest in coaches in the same way they would for sports or academics. Read the article here.
May 14, 2018
How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts And Minds
The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods. Read the article here.