Boy Commits Suicide Over Video Games?

Is blaming video games really the appropriate way of handling things in life? According to the father of this 8-year old boy, video games is the culprit and he may regret how he handles his son's video game habits.

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ZBlacktt1674d ago

" but he also beat his other son for watching too much television. "

With this kind of information in the story. It makes one wonder why the child was trying to escape reality home life so much in the first place. Sounds like Dad might have a anger issue and drove his son away from the only escape he had. But lets blame the game first right?

Pozzle1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

The dad sounds like he might have been abusive asshole tbh. If the kids are playing too many games or watching too much tv, then he should have confiscated the tv. Not beaten his children! Maybe the kid was neglecting his studies and spending too much time gaming for a reason.

The boy was so young too. It's so sad to think that an 8 year old thought his only option was to end his own life. He should be having fun and enjoying his childhood. :(

devwan1674d ago

"The dad sounds like he might have been abusive asshole"

That's for sure and it's pretty much how it was reported in the newspaper - it's just this sensationalist repackaging of the story for a bit of controversy that suggests otherwise.

nosferatuzodd1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

indeed, and where is the mother in all of this? she's at a neighbors house she's the type of mother who let video games and TV raised their children, then blame video games and TV for what happened to them.. BAD parenting never the case nooo its the scape goat, its video games..

ravinash1674d ago

I would have to agree that it was more to do with how the father was acting towards the child.
If the kid was already at a point where he felt all he could do was play games, it shows a real lack of interaction from the parent.

It may also be the case that the child was trying to hang him self to teach his parents a lesson, not really thinking about the consequences.
When you were young, how many time did you think after you were told off "I'll run away", or "they will be sorry when I'm dead"...without actually meaning it.

yellowgerbil1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

games didn't kill this boy. Bad parenting killed him, like bad parenting does EVERY time

AceBlazer131674d ago

Yeah,"video games".Let's just see how long video games last as a scapegoat.

GryestOfBluSkies1674d ago

unfortunately it has already lasted a long time, and this argument isn't going away anytime soon. its completely unfair to gamers, but the mainstream media doesnt care. they need something to blame other than bad parenting, or people who are simply not mentally well

dredgewalker1674d ago

If an 8 year old commits suicide, it's definitely not a video game issue. Some people simply do not deserve to have their own children. If I was the police I'd investigate the father.

GiantEnemyCrab1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

It's like blaming a fork and spoon for some one eating too much. There are always underlying mental issues that cause this.

ChozenWoan1674d ago

studies have shown that people didn't get fat till the fork and spoon was invented. Then with the introduction of the Spork, which is the merging of the spoon and fork, obesity EXPLODED!!!

So please "Say No to Sporks"... your life and the lives of your loved ones depends on it.

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