The latest craze to grip kids the world over is the virtual pet or “Tamagotchi” as it’s known in Japanese.
But the popularity of these electronic animals may have gone too far in the Philippines.
Government officials are considering banning the toys saying their student owners spend too much time looking after their cyberpets.
To most adults it may seem like just another temporary fad, but the latest craze for virtual animals goes one step further than any computer game.
The “Tamagotchi” demands constant attention from its owner and if it doesn’t receive it the consequences can be dire.
The owner must regularly push buttons to feed, and take care of their charge.
And if they don’t the virtual animal can get sick or even worse, “die”.
But the good news for the owner is that the tiny computer generates a new pet almost immediately.
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