The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Subscribers Association has called for controlling the online game Free Fire and Pubg, which has become very popular among the young generation of Bangladesh.
A statement issued by the organization on Wednesday (May 26th) said that in order to keep the young generation from going astray, the necessary steps should be taken to formulate ‘online game management and control policies and guidelines’ rather than stopping the two games.
The organization believes that these two games have played a huge role in the increase in incidents of violence and clashes in the name of various teenage gangs that have grown up among the younger generation in the country.
The statement said that the trend of playing these games has increased alarmingly as the educational institutions of the country have been closed for more than a year and online education activities have been conducted.
The statement further said that this has led to a massive increase in incidents of gangster formation, disorderly conduct, fights, clashes and killings in the name of grouping among them. Although the future of the youth is supposed to be enlightened by using the easy availability of information technology, they are being misled and headed towards destruction through its misuse.
Noting that young people can benefit themselves and the country through the proper use of information technology, the statement said that four young people from Bangladesh participated in the Asian Telecom Axiata regional gaming competition and earned ৯ 9,000.
Therefore, considering all aspects, the organization called upon the Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology and the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to take necessary steps on the basis of expeditious use of online games.