posted on Sep, 8 2003 @ 02:01 PM
two words: personal accountability. TV, movies, and videogames don't choose to pick up a gun and start shooting, the kid does. it's up to the
parents to teach their children that what's seen on TV is not real and is not to be imitated, to limit their access to violent entertainment if the
parent feels the child is not mature enough to handle it, and to teach the child that the child is responsible for his/her own actions and will be
held responsible for them. Also, in the case of a disturbed child, the parent really should notice the abnormal behavior and get the child help before
he/she decides to shoot classmates.
yeah, that's a lot of work. it's supposed to be. kids aren't puppies or goldfish. for the parents who refuse to do those things, and land up with a
child that does something stupid, they have absolutely no right to sue entertainment companies. entertainment is not there to be a substitute parent,
it's there to entertain.