Does anyone have a no Fortnight rule in their school or classroom? Meaning, no talking about the game, drawing or writing about it? It’s just so violent!!

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At one moment in our history, people believed in something called "readers rage" where readers would connect to the characters and behave like them. At one moment in our history, Rock and roll was blamed for violence and hate in our society. At one moment in our history, comic books were to blame for violence and showing acts of it. Currently, movies and television have more violence than video games do. Video games do not cause violence in students or adults of any age. There is no scientific evidence that connects violence to playing video games. They also have a rating system just like movies do but parents do not follow those ratings and most do not even know what the rating system is or means. It seems that any new form of media entertainment that comes out is blamed for society violence. Mental health issues, lack of stable home lives and lack of income/education are what make people violent. If fortnite talk is causing classroom disruption, then sure make a rule for none of it in the class.

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I agree. I also like the rule about the classroom is for learning. If is disrupts learning then it’s not allowed. For me, my rule is “We respect this classroom and all in it, especially the people.” When one creates a problem, then there will be some kind of consequence. Love & Logic! 👍🏼

I have a rule about nothing that causes arguments. Fortnight became one of those so it is banned. We say the room is for learning and it’s disrespectful to do anything that disrupts the learning in the classroom.

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Room is for learning. That sums it up nicely. I have one kid that walked in a moment late after running to the bathroom, so all eyes were on him as he pointed finger guns at his best friends, “shot them”, did a dance and walked to his seat. He was completely oblivious to how weird & inappropriate it was. The dance moves & hand signals across my room are driving me nuts. I tell them, I love your moves...outside that door.

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