Did you know? Fortnite Floss dance is a danger for your kids. According to Ilfracombe Primary School Headteacher, Catherine Cox, Fortnite Floss dance is responsible for kids not treating each other with respect and appreciation mainly because it is linked to a violent video game, Fortnite!!
The headteacher banned the floss dance from school grounds, meaning no one among the kids or teachers should perform this dance move on campus.
The floss dance has been around even before Fortnite but it jumped to the mainstream when Epic Games picked it up. Later, many known celebrities around the world were seen performing this move.
We want our school to be one in which human beings treat each other with kindness and appreciation.
Fortnite is for 12 years plus. Fortnite is about the mass killing of other human beings and being awarded by a dance of celebration if you are successful.
One of these dances is called the Nazi dance!
Fortnite is extremely addictive and playing violent games is associated with real-life aggressive behavior and mental health issues.
Children in our school have been using these dances to surround and intimidate other children
Banning the “Nazi dance” would make sense but the “Floss,” come on! Her actions stem from the notion that video games incite violence despite studies proving otherwise. Banning Fortnite Floss dance can’t be justified by linking it to a violent video game.
School violence is a major issue in the United States but we have to look at the root cause instead of scapegoating video games. The increasing mental health issue in the United States combined with easy access to weapons is a recipe for disaster, said top counterterrorism official.
That being said, Catherine Cox’s concern about the game being highly addictive are genuine. We are seeing extreme Fortnite addiction in kids and teens. In fact, recently a 9-year old girl from the United Kingdom was sent to rehab.
Addiction is just part of the issue here, white supremacists are targeting young minds through games like Fortnite and Call of Duty. According to an ex-white extremist:
We sought marginalized youth and promised them ‘paradise, Today they are using nefarious tactics like going to depression and mental health forums and in multiplayer gaming to recruit those same people. He went on to say that recruiters would subtly drop “benign hints and then ramp up when hooked
We need to take measures to protect children from not only gaming addiction but from scammers, gun violence, and extremists. But here’s the question, is banning dance moves all we can do? Will it make a difference?