Take action to end cyberbullying in esports

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Put four boys in front of an Xbox with an Internet connection and, depending on where you live, it’s likely at least one of them has been bullied over that headset while playing his favourite game. Put four girls in front of that same screen and the number almost doubles

In the age of social media, where swarms of trolls seem to pile on in minutes, the video game industry has a cyberbullying problem. Fortunately, there are gamers working towards solutions, including the five-time Counterstrike: GO champion, MissHarvey. She tells Futurithmic that if an industry bigger than Hollywood wants to survive in the future, it needs to address in-game bullying today. 

But her advice isn’t just for those making the games. She says it’s up to friends and family to step-up, too.

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