Friday, January 4, 2013

Connecticut Town to Collect/Destroy Violent Games

Southington, CT will be rounding up these games, along with violent movies and other media, as part of the Violent Video Game Return Program. Due to take place on Jan. 12, it is not the hope of the organizing group, SouthingtonSOS, that the drive will lead to further censorship. Instead, according to Southington Schools superintendent Joe Erardi the goal is to encourage a conversation between parents and children on their gaming habits:
“If this encourages one courageous conversation with a parent and their child, then it’s a success. We’re suggesting that for parents who have a child or children who play violent video games, to first of all view the games. We’re asking parents to better understand what their child is doing. Have a conversation about next steps. If parents are comfortable [with their child's gaming habits], we’re comfortable.

Personally, I do not believe that such an act will really help. There are plenty of places around the world that have the same violent games, films, etc. that we have here in the States yet have far less gun crime. Even though gun crimes happen everywhere, the epidemic nature is uniquely American and this does little to nothing to address it.

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