Another unfortunate shooting involving a minor is raising questions about how graphic and violent video games like ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ are influencing children of all ages.
An 8-year-old boy shot and killed his 90-year-old babysitter, or caregiver, after watching the ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ video game. The boy told authorities that he accidentally shot the woman, but police are calling this shooting a homicide, because the boy shot the women in the back of the head.
The boy was released to his parents. So who is to blame here? Was it the deceased caregiver’s fault, was it the parents fault, or both?
It is easy to blame the video game, but the real problem here is that the gun was not kept out of the reach of the minor, who was probably mimicking what he experience while playing the video game.The parents are ultimatly responsible here. If I had kids, they would not be playing, let alone watching, any game or movie that promotes any form of violence towards property, animals and humans.
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