Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Blame video games for violent culture

Daniel Hubert Gales Ferry

Publication: The Day

Published 12/18/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 12/17/2012 03:41 PM

Our nation and the world is mourning the loss of so many innocent young people; all of our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and the families of those that were involved at the school.

In the wake of this tragedy, we, as a nation look for answers as to why - the cry for gun control being foremost.

I believe that gun control is not the answer. When are we going to address the countless mind-numbing violent games that are so much in demand by our younger generations?

The realism of the graphics in these games all have a tendency to trivialize death and destruction in the minds of our youth. The use of these "games" by younger and younger children is appalling.

It seems that we as a society, find it much easier to allow our children to engage themselves with these games as a means of an electronic surrogate for the parents.

It's time to remove the blinders and look around.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
What is your reaction to the way the media have covered the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown?
Generally speaking, it's been respectful, appropriate and poignant.
It varies. Some organizations have covered this tragedy with class, others have been too sensationalistic.
I'm outraged. These news outlets are not giving the victims' families and Newtown residents the space they need to grieve.
I think the coverage has been respectful to the victims and their families, but I was alarmed by the amount of erroneous information put out by the mainstream media on the day of the shooting.
Number of votes: 1662

No current items found

No current items found

The Day on Facebook

In the past two weeks our Facebook fans have won tickets to the CT Tigers, Newport Winefest and Mystic Seaport. Become a fan of The Day on Facebook for access to these contests, breaking news, TheDay.com's best features and more!