posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 08:15 PM
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by Cabin
Yes, it's bad to show kids quotes without any context. Should have been used as a teaching moment - except the kids should have been at least high
school age - unless it was highschool - with the crayon pictures, our lame educational system.
Who cares about the context? It is disturbing for me, that the persons behind the words are evaluated. If Lincoln had said the same thing, it would be
nearly in every textbook at the same age group...
High-school is really too late for something like that. Believe me, they come across much worse violence in video games. I knew all the stuff like
that in around 2nd grade. In the summer between the 1st and 2nd grade, I read all the Tolkien books and Remarque. I had this huge kids encyclopedia by
DK from where I knew about the history, mayans, asteque, babylon, china, all the wars. I was fascinated with pirates like Drake and Cook and mummys-
I read some cruesome books about them in 2nd grade. Another fascination for me was crime novels. By 3rd grade I read basically all Sherlock Holmes and
Poirot novels. I knew about all the famous serial killers and mass murdrerers. Although there is nothing wrong with me. I have not become into violent
ADHD-kid, although I have also played lots of War Games like COD and CS at some point. I have never had problems with police, never held a gun. Never
fought with anyone. It overally has turned me into much more peaceful person, as I know about the things happened in the past.
The thing is, kids should be taught about these things lightly. My history lessons started from 5th grade, although I believe these should be started
before (lightly) in order to create at least some sense of reality in the kids. Otherwise they might get hold of it themselves and usually games
weaken their sense of reality and it might lead to all kinds of mental disorders.
When such things were only talked in High School, nobody would know nothing about history, except what they learned from games and movies. By high
school, most kids have seen much worse, believe me.
edit on 25-3-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)