September 13, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A 33-year-old mother has been banned from using computers after her obsession with a computer game led her to neglect her three children and the family’s two pet dogs, the Daily Mail reports.
The woman, who, for legal reasons, was not identified, “played the Small World game almost non-stop on the internet for months while her children were reduced to eating cold baked beans straight from the tin with their fingers,” writes the Daily Mail. “Her home became filthy, with rubbish strewn over the floor and the bodies of her two dogs, a German shepherd and a lurcher, left for two months in the dining room it was revealed.”
The paper notes her husband had died from a heart attack several years before and, in 2009, she started playing the computer game for an hour a day. According to the Telegraph, beginning in August 2009, the game “had become an obsession to the point where she was only getting two hours sleep a night.”