A 14-year-old boy addicted to games headbutted his mum, giving her a concussion, when she tried to take his PS4 away.

Logan Ford is so addicted to the game Fortnite he only leaves his room to eat or go to the bathroom.

The problem has become so severe he hasn't attended school for more than two years.

Logan's mum, Britta Hodge, said she has been assaulted and forced to call the police whenever she attempt to take his consoles away.

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In an interview with 60 Minutes Britta said his addiction is severe and there isn't a simple fix.

"It's not as simple as taking the cord away and going, 'Oh well, bad luck, you haven't got the internet'.

"Because the repercussions from that – angry, aggressive – we've had to call the police. I have been headbutted, I've had concussions."

Fortnite has been a global phenomenon but there have been reports of youngsters becoming addicted. Photo / Nine
Fortnite has been a global phenomenon but there have been reports of youngsters becoming addicted. Photo / Nine

According to Logan's mother, her boy was once sporty and social. But when she brought him his first PS4, their lives changed.

"He's completely different. I miss my boy," she told 60 Minutes. "I keep on saying to him, 'I miss the boy I used to have.' It's not the boy I know.

"I mean, he'd be the one to hook up his fishing rod, would be the first to go camping, or play soccer. Now I can't get him outside.

"An addiction is an addiction. It doesn't matter if it's drugs, sex or online gaming. We've been to doctors who have said 'I don't think we've seen such a chronic case'."

The Sydney teen has been addicted to Minecraft, Call of Duty, Destiny and Ark, along with Fortnite during his two-year gaming binge.

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The 14-year-old is banned from playing PS4 before 4pm, but still only leaves the house once a week.

Sydney mum Britta Hodge said she struggled to get son Logan Ford away from video games, but many parents were quick to criticise her for not doing enough. Photo / Nine
Sydney mum Britta Hodge said she struggled to get son Logan Ford away from video games, but many parents were quick to criticise her for not doing enough. Photo / Nine

Despite Hodge's struggles with her son, 60 Minute viewers failed to sympathise with her instead slamming her as a parent.

"Cut the power cord! Drag the lil sod to school and make him go! How weak and pathetic are the parents! Who's in charge here cause they certainly aren't!"

Social media was flooded with angry parents who said the games were not the problem.

"You are the one who brought them the console, you are the one who introduced them to video games in your home, you are the one who buys them the games and allows them to play them," said one woman.

"You are the problem. Stop trying to blame video games for your lack of parenting."

Another concerned mum said the console would go straight under the lawnmower as her child watched it crunch.

"I have an 11-year-old who plays Fortnite," she said. "He's not permitted to play it on weeknights and has restricted two hours per weekend. That two hours is based on performance at school and how much respect my husband and I have garnered during the week.

"When he's told he can't have it, he gets ticked off but THAT'S MY JOB. I'm not a 'friend' I'm a 'parent'. Stop getting the two confused. If my son acted like that, it wouldn't be the cord that I'd remove, it'd be the whole machine mulched. Grow a pair."

Logan believes he isn't addicted, saying he has control of his behaviour but chooses to play for long periods.

The 14-year-old said he turned to gaming to cope with his parents' marriage breakdown.

He said he "was depressed" and explained that playing games made him "feel happy again".

Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health disorder by the World Health Organisation.