Parents outraged at the violence in the violent video games they buy their kids
August 1, 2012 12:30 pm
Parents across America are furious that more isnâ€™t being done to protect their children from the violence in the violent video games they regularly purchase for them.
Research conducted by Mothers Against Stuff We Donâ€™t Understand (MASWDU) has found that a shocking 82.9% of children have been unwittingly exposed to violent imagery whilst playing violent, age restricted video games given to them by their parents.
Parents are now demanding immediate and urgent action.
â€śAs a mother this makes me really angryâ€ť, said mother of three Jacky Bennison. â€śJust the other day I bought a copy of Saints Row The Third for my 8-year-old in the hope it might make him shut the hell up for a few goddamn minutes, but the next thing I know the little shitâ€™s punching his brother in the nuts and bitch-slapping the cat."
â€śI mean seriously, when are the game developers or the government finally going to step up and take responsibility for the safety of my children? You know, thatâ€™s the problem with society today, no one is willing to take responsibility. It makes me sick!â€ť
Jessica Farmer, a spokesman for MASWDU, stated that parents were right to be angry.
â€śParents quite rightly expect to be able to leave their child unsupervised in front of a computer and for that child to be safeâ€ť, she said.
â€śTo help protect our nationâ€™s children our organisation has just launched a petition demanding that developers urgently remove the violence from their violent video games, preferably replacing it with healthy eating messages or perhaps something about the importance of dental hygiene.
â€śWeâ€™re not saying violent video games should be banned, but the violence in them certainly shouldâ€ť.
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