A video emerged online showing a boy in China armed with a chopper, threatening his father after the latter banned him from playing mobile phone games.
According to The South China Morning Post, the incident kickstarted after the father confiscated the boy’s mobile phone, and the boy then got angry and grabbed a chopper to threaten his dad.
The boy was heard in the video shouting at his father to return the phone to him, as he held the chopper in front of his father’s face.
The incident took place in the southern autonomous region of Guangxi in China, after the start of the school term, and following the long winter break.
The boy is believed to be a primary school student, as he was wearing a red scarf that all primary school children are required to wear to school.
Netizens expressed their horror at the video footage, which has been viewed over 7 million times on Weibo following a report by Henan TV.
Some commented about how children are getting increasingly addicted to mobile games and becoming too spoilt.
Mobile gaming addiction has been an ongoing issue in China among children, and many gaming companies have introduced rules to prohibit children from playing games for too long by making it a requirement for each player to upload their identity card and go through face recognition to verify their age.
However, the kids are bypassing the restrictions by using their parents’ phones instead.