75% Of Parents Believe Game Violence Leads To Real Violence
The results aren't exactly surprising, are they?
According to a new study by Common Sense Media, 89% of parents in the US believe that video game violence is a problem, and 75% of parents found it too difficult to stop their children from being exposed to violence in the media.
Parents were shown an ad for last year's Hitman: Absolution and 84% said it was inappropriate to show on TV during a time when kids could see it. Furthermore, 75% of parents thought violence in gaming could lead to the child committing acts of violence in the real world, and 60% of parents say they "very closely" monitor the movies, games, and music their children experience on a frequent basis. And lastly, 93% of parents said a lack of supervision for kids does contribute to violence. ...no way, really?
Personally, I also don't agree ads like Hitman should be showed at times when children would normally be watching. I also agree that the mainstream media is far too intent on bombarding children with things they shouldn't see, and it's extremely difficult as a parent to shield their kids from that relentless assault. As for 75% of game violence contributing to real violence...? That one I'm not going with.
1/11/2013 11:43:08 AM Ben Dutka