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Old 05-06-2007, 04:38 PM   First Class Member Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! KKWiki Contributer Administrator #21
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There is a reason for the age certifications in the gameboxes. If it reads 18+ you don't give it to your 12 year old kid who doesn't get the difference of real life and virtual world. Parents are really the root of this problem. If they would pay more attention to their kids and what goes on in their minds they avoided a lot of problems.
he has a point, if you think the games are corrupting your children... don't buy them the games! they can't buy them on their own, and once they are 18 you can disown them and they're not your problem any more.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:43 PM   #22
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some Video games are intended for adults only. it is just so happen that kids nowadays are clever as adults in downloading things.
The idea doesn't work only on the base that they can't buy the games. As you said, they can nowadays download them from the net without their parents' keeping an eye on what they do. Parents' control is supposed to be vast and at the same time in many different forms. One is the thing that they don't buy them the games. The other is that they actively try to prevent the kids from doing their thing 'under the radar'. We all know by now, that even the youngest braniac kid can access the net and surf to some site that gives them chance to start downloading explicit content. So, why not stop it, because it happens in most cases. Kids seem to be like nature is, they will always, ALWAYS, find a way to circle around their parents' watchful eyes. If they have access to computer with an internet connection, put some barriers, NetNanny for example. You can easily type which kind of sites are forbidden, you can even write certain URLs that are blocked, if they aren't blocked with the regular categorial choices.

One of the most important things parents can do is to spend time with their kids. Go out, have a hobby, teach them to read books instead of watching TV. Tell them about the marvellous nature that surrounds them, teach them to appreciate it. Don't leave them by themselves just because you want to have time for yourselves. TV and videogames aren't supposed to watch over for your kids. TV and videogames aren't teaching material. Parents, you spend hundreds of weeks just for watching TV, dozens of weeks to drive to work and back. Wouldn't it be time to spend a few weeks with your kids?
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:45 AM   Attended an OMGWTFKKWBBQ! KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #23
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Violence in video games does not teach children anything they haven't already seen on TV. It might even be a way for an angry kid to let off some steam.

However, I feel that parents have a responsibility to ensure that their child does not go mental. If you think your kid and violent video games are not a good match, it is your responsiblity as a parent to separate the two. Don't blame the company who made the game: you made the kid.
Was there really any need to continue the thread after this post?

As usual the wisdom of Elle puts us all to shame. So well put, too.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:18 AM   Senior Registered Member #24
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Hmm I think that violence in video games can have an effect on your mental state.
I used to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a lot, and when I got into my car (in real life) I'd have weird urges sometimes to run over pedestrians or ram cars if they were going slow around round-abouts and such.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:09 AM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #25
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Hmm I think that violence in video games can have an effect on your mental state.
I used to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a lot, and when I got into my car (in real life) I'd have weird urges sometimes to run over pedestrians or ram cars if they were going slow around round-abouts and such.
I'm the one sitting in the backseat egging dad on. "If you hit that grannie, you get bonus points!"

Doesn't mean we do it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:42 AM   Senior Registered Member #26
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Now here is another question, if people find a harmful truth should they reveal it?
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I'm the one sitting in the backseat egging dad on. "If you hit that grannie, you get bonus points!"

Doesn't mean we do it.
True. I suppose if you're going to be driven by a game or song to kill people then chances are you would have done it anyway.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:43 AM   #28
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One of the most important things parents can do is to spend time with their kids.

Yes. We cannot lobby to any legislative body to ban the production of video games (violent). it is unfair for the producer for it is intended for the adults. the negligence will be on the part of the parents. it must be a campaign, education drive for parent to take care of their kids.


not even discourage them to watch tv and movies. kids also benefit from them in some ways.

just be responsible. in fact, there are no (yet) studies showing that criminal offenses due to the behavior of the offenders corelated to video games with violent materials.


my Lord teaches us: teach your children all the time. (love your neighbor, honor your parents, serve and help one another, do no harm, do not be a murderer, etc...)
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