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Sexual and Physical Violence: Are Video Games to Blame?

Frontburnr: My family and I lived on the third floor of an apartment building and, with only one parent working, times were tough. It’s not as if we were facing some of the economic troubles lots of families see today, but we were on a tight budget. At six, I didn’t know any of that but one thing I did know was I wanted a Nintendo Entertainment System and we didn’t have one…but our neighbor did.

Warning: The following recaps the writer's personal experience with child sexual abuse.

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jreeves821232d ago

That was a really good article. I think it would be good for a lot of senators and lawmakers to read this article. And kudos to him for having the bravery to Share his misfortune.

agentxk1232d ago

Shoot your local lawmakers a link. Share the story with friends. I really thought it was impressive he shared the story as well.

jdeane811232d ago

Tough read and very brave.

Rushing_Punch1232d ago

Holy crap, came to argue a point. Wasn't expecting this. That guy in the story deserves to get the Theon Greyjoy treatment.

kayoss1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

The title was a little misleading. I thought video game was the culprit for the sexual abuse, but in this case it was used indirectly. Video game was a tool that the predator used to lure victims in. With that said, Any thing can be used as a tool such as, candy, money, promotion, and in this case video games. Like i said before its the choices that people make. In this case video games was the tool to lure victims in.
But the last I checked, Sexual and Physical Violence existed before video games, television, movies, internet, and books were introduced to human. Why cant we just admitted that its in our DNA but for the most of us we have self control. For the select few evolution havent caught up to them yet. Yes entertainment may have a small role but at the end of the day the majority of us have common sense and can supress that urge. Watching or playing violent materials is not the issue. Its the choices that we make that are the main issues.

Tonester9251232d ago

Most..... 90% of the people who talk trash online won't hurt a fly in reality.

They have huge social problems and they want to lash out on everyone else

2pacalypsenow1232d ago

whats next blame terrorism on games?