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 isn‚Äôt 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 Don‚Äôt 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.
‚ÄúAs a mother this makes me really angry‚ÄĚ, said mother of three Jacky Bennison. ‚ÄúJust 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 shit‚Äôs punching his brother in the nuts and bitch-slapping the cat."
‚ÄúI 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, that‚Äôs the problem with society today, no one is willing to take responsibility. It makes me sick!‚ÄĚ
Jessica Farmer, a spokesman for MASWDU, stated that parents were right to be angry.
‚ÄúParents quite rightly expect to be able to leave their child unsupervised in front of a computer and for that child to be safe‚ÄĚ, she said.
‚ÄúTo help protect our nation‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not saying violent video games should be banned, but the violence in them certainly should‚ÄĚ.
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