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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Right On

After reading this book I would make it required reading for every parent with small children. Working with many children and being in the law enforcement community I see the results of media violence firsthand. Dave Grossman is right on and backs up his statements wi...
After reading this book I would make it required reading for every parent with small children. Working with many children and being in the law enforcement community I see the results of media violence firsthand. Dave Grossman is right on and backs up his statements with hard cold facts. A must read book.

posted by Anonymous on December 29, 1999

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5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

A Perfect example of victimization

This book completely ignores studies and statistics. Rather than blaming irresponsible parents or retailers, it blames the gaming and movie industries. This is like blaming Islam for fundumentalist and extremist Muslims. Rather than blaming those who are truly responsib...
This book completely ignores studies and statistics. Rather than blaming irresponsible parents or retailers, it blames the gaming and movie industries. This is like blaming Islam for fundumentalist and extremist Muslims. Rather than blaming those who are truly responsible for youth violence, this book blames creators of these games, movies and shows. They are rated by their content, and games rated M (most, if not all games mentioned in the book are) and movies rated R (again, mentioned in this book) should be sold only to those over the age of 17, and parents should monitor what their children do and do not play/watch. 'Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence' is extremely hypocritical, uses these industries as a scapegoat, teaches its readers not to take responsibility for their actions, and gives parents an excuse for their poor parenting and, in some cases, total failures to parent their children.

posted by Anonymous on September 25, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2005

    A Perfect example of victimization

    This book completely ignores studies and statistics. Rather than blaming irresponsible parents or retailers, it blames the gaming and movie industries. This is like blaming Islam for fundumentalist and extremist Muslims. Rather than blaming those who are truly responsible for youth violence, this book blames creators of these games, movies and shows. They are rated by their content, and games rated M (most, if not all games mentioned in the book are) and movies rated R (again, mentioned in this book) should be sold only to those over the age of 17, and parents should monitor what their children do and do not play/watch. 'Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence' is extremely hypocritical, uses these industries as a scapegoat, teaches its readers not to take responsibility for their actions, and gives parents an excuse for their poor parenting and, in some cases, total failures to parent their children.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2003

    propaganda for idiots

    This book is a complete waste of paper ! The whole premise is logically incorrect. It basically gives lousy parents a scape-goat when their children go insane. This book is also very poorly written, as if a 15 year old had written it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2003

    This book is nothing but lies

    This book is nothing but lies. The video game and TV industries can't be blamed for irresponsible parents. There are ratings for video games and TV shows. People can't say that the makers of violent movies, shows, and games should be punished. If parents monitered what their kids watched and played, then there wouldn't be a problem. Parents need to be responsible, and blame themselves. If a certain retailer sells Mature rated games to kids, then blame that retailer. Don't blame the industry on the whole. Kids can't play violent games if parents take time to watch what their children are playing, and enforce their rules.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    A travesty to all video gamers

    This book is absolute treash. If the parents of the children had taken responsibility on what their children play and watch, then such incidents could be avoided. Video games have a rating system, and most of the violent games this book mentions have a 'mature' rating, and should not be sold to children seventeen or younger. If the stores fail to honor this rating system, blame them and the parents, not the makers. Video games are intended for entertainment purposes, not as 'murder trainers'. This book has the wrong audience targeted for the responsibility. Take it out on parents and stores, not the entertainment industry. If I could give this book no stars whatsoever, I would do so.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    1 Star is being generous (actually it was the lowest allowed)

    A complete was of time and money. It would have been time better spent actually playing Doom, or some other 'killing simulator.' The book reads like a narrow politicians' 'feel goo legislation.' It reinforces beliefs of those who agree, but does nothing to convince the rest of us. Once again, like Heavy Metal music, and good old rock and roll before it, it attempts to find a convenient scapegoat in the game industry, for a problem that goes beyond a simple game, and avoids the root of problems, parenting and the state of society. But I guess it's easy to blame games. Can't miss the bandwagon

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Mee

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blag blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah sorry

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    .lies.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    You guys are morons.

    How does the 14 year old hit 5 headshots? Luck. Firing a gun and playing a game are completely different feelings and experiences.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Ffhtrfa#ttfsddeg

    Look at 3,4 and5

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Lies

    First off... all games have a rating just like moves and mature and R rated movie should not be seen by people under the age of 17 unless u think your child is mature enough

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Nu uh this is so stupid and im not critic

    Um so first of viloent game dont make us kill lag does and that crap only hapens when you drop your kid on there head the give them black ops o street fighter this is a bunch of @&#%# bull s***

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Trash

    Trash compleat trash if you think video games make people go crazy you'er a f@#$%&* compleat idoit

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Wrong

    This is wrong it's not the video games that should be blamed. It's the way the people take in the game. The people who wrote this book suck and they hate anything that is fun.

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