Ninja Thinks Better Parenting Needed To Combat Online Toxicity
The internet can be a toxic place to be in, there’s no quarrels about that. Famous streamer Ninja or his real name Tyler Blevins has said that it’s important for parents to play a part in creating a better online environment.
Ninja thinks parenting as the way to combat online toxicity
In a recent interview with The New York Times, the Twitch streamer was asked on whether he could do something about the negativity that surrounds the internet such as racism and toxicity. Blevins says that it isn’t his responsibility to fix the issue and suggest that parents should do more.
“But it all comes down to parenting. You want to know who your kid is? Listen to him when he’s playing video games when he thinks you’re not” says Ninja.
He adds that it’s not his responsibility when it comes to educating the younger generation when it comes to matters such as racism. He adds “How does a white kid know he has white privilege if his parents never teach him or don’t talk about racism? If they’re gaming and their first interaction with racism is one of their friends saying the N-word and they have no idea what it is – what if it was on my stream? Is it my job to have this conversation with this kid?”.
Talking about these things is a big no, especially on a platform like Twitch. If found caught, you could even get your account banned, even if you didn’t even say anything about them (your viewers instead).
Pokdepinion: I can see his point that it’s not his responsibility.. but seeing how huge his popularity is, I can’t help but feel that he could do something about the matter too, even how small of an act it is. We all should come together to combat online toxicity.