UK: Parents could be reported to police if children play violent video games like Call of Duty

Schools have threatened to report parents to the police if their children are caught playing violent video games such as Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.

A letter was sent to parents of children in 16 schools in Cheshire – one secondary and 15 primary institutions – after some were reported to have played or watched games with adult or criminal themes such as warfare, sex and carjacking.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    No kidding.
    I bet they hate it.

    ‘Can’t have children running around thinking that there are other English speaking people in the world that are allowed to possess a means (firearms) to self-defend.

    That might affect ‘community cohesion’!

  • Jay Currie

    My boys – when not raping nuns and running over prostitutes – and given free run of games play stuff like Kerble Space Program and Mine Craft.

    (Actually Sam, my older boy, barely plays games at all now that he has discovered that you can make money on the Internet. And Max, my younger boy, is more interested in learning how to draw perspective and play guitar both of which you can do on the Internet.)

    School nannies, backed by social workers and the police, want to prohibit things which have little or no proven casual connection to violence simply because they think they are inappropriate. I can’t imagine what they would think of Max and I shooting Stella cans with a BB gun at 20 yards.

    Which is why my boys are homeschooled. Keep the nannies at bay until the boys are old enough that they can’t be harmed or bullied by these dimwits.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      My son swears that all of his time spent playing video games actually came in quite handy in Afghanistan when he was manning his vehicle’s CROWS II remote weapons turret.
      The old timers took much longer getting acclimated to it, while the kiddies got checked out and were good to go with minimal time before they could “Laze ‘n Blaze”.

    • Stronger than Dirt

      At some point in time, they may want to go to college or Undiversity … those places are infested with gender politics.

      • Jay Currie

        I suspect one or both may want to go to college. But there is no rush. Getting a trades ticket and then going to university would give them the maturity to deal with lefty profs and feminist TAs. More importantly, being an HVAC guy means making $75-100 an hour which, in turn, let’s you say when challenged on checking your privilege, “I earned my privilege, where did you get your entitlement?”

  • BillyHW

    The war on boys has got to stop.

    • jayme

      My former neighbours had twin boys that played games hours a day and it came to the point they did not know the difference between fantasy and reality now they got help and are healthy adults now but for a time it was scary.

      • AlanUK

        I talked this issue out with my son in his teens. He is exactly the opposite – he could compartmentalise between real life and games.
        It reached the stage at University that the girls considered he was homosexual and hence safe and never actedout the games he played. Little did they know he was anything but homosexual. He found it amusing but he was a perfect gentleman.
        (I know, terribly old-fashioned now and probably highly offensive to feminists. GOOD!)
        It depends in large measure on the teaching and example at home. Again, the State wants to take this over from me and my wife. I find that deeply offensive.
        Part of the teaching was to have computer-free days. It was either that or he would loose “his” computer!

  • just a thought

    “But if they are muslimes raping your daughters, that’s not our business.”

  • ed

    these same schools give the morning after abortion pill to underage girls without there parents knowledge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stronger than Dirt

    This behaviour is not limited to educational indoctrinaton.

  • tom_billesley

    Previous item:
    “Aliens” is age rated 18 in Britain, so parents of the 11 year olds watching it for the first time would be referred for child neglect?

  • Just what we need, more PC BS feminist government telling us what to do.