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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 December 29, 1999

    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 with hard cold facts. A must read book.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Having read this book and other books regarding the issue of sch

    Having read this book and other books regarding the issue of school aged children killing others, and all the reviews, I think one can pick out those who are die hard gamers or perhaps from the entertainment industry. I, myself, play first person shooter video games but did not start this activity until I was an adult long after my social mores and core values were well ingrained. And, I am a responsible firearm owner, a clinical scientist and an aunt to several young nieces and nephews. I have to disagree with the reviewers who feel this book is simply about removing culpability from bad parents. This book is about looking at one aspect of society that fosters the killing culture in the young. It's not saying that there aren't other factors out there - anyone with a modicum of intelligence would know that even if they haven't read the book. It would be like saying obesity is the sole cause of diabetes. People need to wake up to all the things that are going on in this society and not pretend that they don't exist or are just someone else's bull. As another reviewer commented - read and really think on the points the author is making. And yes, there is very credible research by very credible institutions that has been going on for decades that support a good number of points the author has brought up.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 6, 2013

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