Father's plea after gaming-addict son found dead at computer

A dad has made a plea for parents to be stricter on limiting their children’s screen time after finding his son dead in front of the computer.

Jaranwit Harikun, of Thailand, found his 17-year-old son Piyawat dead in his bedroom on Monday afternoon, The Sun reports.

The dad said takeaway boxes were found on the desk and a soft drink bottle at the boy’s feet.

Piyawat Harikun, 17, is pictured walking on a beach.
Piyawat Harikun, 17, was found dead in front of his computer screen. Source: ViralPress

Mr Harikun said he tried to wake his son, calling his name but he didn’t respond. That’s when he realised he was dead.

It’s believed a stroke killed him.

Piyawat would often stay up all night and play computer games - sometimes drawing the curtains.

The dad warned the teen about his addiction and Piyawat promised to reduce his time online.

A bedroom is pictured. Takeaway food containers are seen on a desk which also has a computer. A bed is also seen. Piyawat Harikun's body, which is blurred, lies on the floor.
Piyawat's room where he was found dead. His father had urged him to cut down on computer time. Source: ViralPress

But Piyawat died before he could change his ways.

"I want my son's death to be an example and warning for parents whose children are game addicts,” Mr Harikun said.

“They need to be more strict on their children's playing hours otherwise they could end up like my son."

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