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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 12:43 AM
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Poll question: Are violent video games and violent music at least partially responsible
for violent crimes in the US, seemingly by perps with absolutely no moral compass?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 10:47 AM
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1. No, I have played violent video games since I was a kid as have my friends.
Edited on Sun Jan-08-12 10:48 AM by Incitatus
None of us have ever killed or mugged anyone.

Maybe some parents like to use that excuse instead of just facing the fact that their kids are bad.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 12:34 PM
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2. No, I think its the lack of discipline in recent years
Children need to be taught right from wrong (and some manners) just like they need to be taught any other subject.

I know its uncomfortable to think about, but theres likely a correlation between the lessening and complete removal of disciplinary actions in schools the last 30 years and the rise in violence in those same schools.

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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 06:58 PM
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3. The real fault with those games is they are.
used to recruit for the Military
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 07:03 PM
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4. If they were responsible....
Then I'd be a very different person than I am which is by all accounts a decent, moral, peaceful husband and father.

Parenting is responsible, not video games and not music or movies. My parents bought me some of the most insanely violent, depraved heavy metal when I was a teen and also were fine with me watching crazy violent horror movies when I was a teen. They knew I had a good sense of right and wrong and that everything stemmed from that.

That's not to say there aren't other factors that influence how one is able to be a good parent (most notably socioeconomic ones), but ultimate if a child does not have good guidance, a sense of right and wrong, and strong moral influence in their lives they will find negative influences anywhere and everywhere regardless of what music they listen to or what video games they play.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-12 09:11 PM
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5. "...at least partially responsible". Yes, indeed, without a question.
It's not even an arguable point.

If a kid sees a violent act, in person or in an enactment, it WILL fucking have an influence.

I can't believe anyone would not see that.

:shrug:
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-12 01:46 PM
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6. can't get that stupid google ad off so i can vote.
I say yes, definitely.
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AverageJoe90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 02:01 AM
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7. How in the hell are 48% of people still saying yes? nt
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