Indiana restricts violent arcade games
July 20, 2000 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Indiana restricts violent arcade games No more Mortal Kombat for kids. I'm sure we are all aware of the many dangerous games out there. Didn't anyone make a point about the good things these games offer Indiana kids.
posted by john (4 comments total)
I think we should raise kids in some kind of sterile Skinner box until they turn 18. That way no one will have to worry about evil outside influences like TV, movies, books, albums, video games or any kind of free thinking in general.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 6:01 PM on July 20, 2000

I believe they are overlooking those extremely dangerous Looney Toons on television -- for years I dropped acme anvils on my friends before I realized the injuries were real and permanent.
posted by chiXy at 6:27 PM on July 20, 2000

They should ban cigarette ads from TV, too! If they'd done that back in the day, then I probably wouldn't have been smoking at age six.

But Joe Camel was just SOOO much hipper than Mickey Mouse.
posted by fable at 8:39 PM on July 20, 2000

It's just a little scary that such a law could actually be passed. The movement to have our goverment raise our children for us is gaining more ground all the time.

Teenage violence is a problem that comes from things more serious then violent video games, music, and movies. When we miss the target like this we ignore and therefore perpetuate the real factors. Parental neglect and parental abuse allow violent images to sink in without any guidence.

People tend to underestimate children and stigmatize violence, death, and sex to them. Parents own difficulities with these subjects are then passed to their children.

I think it comes from adults remembering their own weaknesses as children and refusing to believe children of today could handle things better.

We carry on a legacy of lies. The Easter bunny, Santa, etc. are myths that that promise that the lie is worth it.

In the end, there are a lot of children that have no one to guide them about what they see. Law's like these do not help to resolve the heart of the problem.
posted by john at 12:51 AM on July 21, 2000

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