British parents in Cheshire are on notice: Let your kids play a “mature” videogame and this will not go unnoticed by the state.
This new level of micromanagement comes to us from SpikedOnline nnzbkesabf
writer Nancy McDermott, who says, “Amazing how abuse has been defined down to patents making a banal decision others don’t agree with.” The story? ITV reports:
Parents have been told by headteachers [the British word for “principals’] that they will be reported to police and social services for neglect if they allow their children to play over-18 computer games, according to the Sunday Times.
The newspaper reported (£) that a warning was issued by primary and secondary schools who found children had been watching or playing games like Call of Duty and Gears of War or Grand Theft Auto. [Gracious me! How ever did they find that out? They must have amazing research powers!]
The group wrote to parents, saying sexual content and violence and sexual content in the games are inappropriate and could lead to “early sexualised behaviour” and leave children “vulnerable to grooming for sexual exploitation or extreme violence”.
Clearly, all those children are in immediate danger and need the state to save them. Now let’s see. According to The Pew Research Center, 97% of kids 12 to 17 played some type of video game, and two-thirds of them played action and adventure games that tend to contain violent content.
So that means about 2/3 of families would be reported to the police. Maybe we could just move each child one house to the left, so they could all be reared by someone who is not their parents.
Pay no attention to that pesky little correlation! Who cares if there isn’t any actual problem? Remember the 3 D’s of child safety: Deplore! Dement! Demand action!