- The super popular video game "Fortnite" is the new social proving ground for many children
- Parents want to help boost their kids' confidence by helping them get better at the game
- Video game coaches are being hired to tutor kids in the game more and more as a result
Parents love to see their children happy, right? So it's no wonder that parents have been increasingly hiring “coaches” to help their children get better at the wildly popular online video game “Fortnite,” which for many kids is at the center of their social lives.
According to reports, parents have been more eager than ever to shell out cash to give their kid an edge in the game, not mention boost their confidence. Video game tutors are hired through social media or online on contracting sites, some charging $10 or $20 an hour for the coaching sessions. One of the sites, Bidvine, says they’ve seen almost 2,000 “Fortnite” coaches hired within a few months.
One mother, Ally Hicks says that she hired a freelance “Fortnite” tutor for the her 10-year-old son who just couldn’t seem to win. Why? For the sake of his reputation at school. “There’s pressure not to play it but to be really good at it,” says Hicks.
Source: Wall Street Journal
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