Online video games are nothing new to teens who have been playing them for years, but one series of online games has caught the attention of a a counselor and Principal at Hillcrest Primary School and calls it “disturbing content”. Hillcrest Primary principal Troy Edwards says after hearing students talk about games like 5 Nights at Freddy’s, Annoying Orange and Hello Neighbor, he was surprised at what students could be watching.
Edwards said “Alcohol and drugs weapons in some cases bad language and lots of violence.” are just some of the content. Hillcrest took a survey of how many parents knew about these games and found out not many people knew what they were. Edwards says they are not trying to judge parents for what their students do at home. “We’re not in a position to be able to tell parents what they should or should not be letting the kids view on their computer or videos or watching,” he says. “But I do think that we have an obligation to make parents aware of topics in different videos if we think that they’re not aware of them to make informed choices of what their children watch.”