Friday, December 21, 2012

Sandy Hook Tragedy: Senator Rockefeller introduces a new bill to study the effects of violent video games on children

The Sandy Hook tragedy has shook the entire USA. As an aftermath of the tragedy many are of the view it is the violent video games that are turning children aggressive, volatile and violent.

With this theme at the back of his mind, West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller has introduced a new bill to study the effects of violent video games on children, while calling on the FCC and FTC to increase their roles in the gaming industry.

“This week, we are all focused on protecting our Children,” reads Rockefeller’s statement, “At times like this, we need to take a comprehensive look at all the ways we can keep our kids safe. I have long expressed concern about the impact of the violent content our kids see and interact with every day.”


While Jay Rockefeller is the last of a dying breed throughout state and federal government, there have been other voices against the violent video games in the past as well.

Digital Trends reports that over the last twenty years, there was a widely supported movement among senators looking to federally regulate the sale of video games based on violent and sexual content. California senator Leland Yee, Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman, and even Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have all at various times made protecting children from video games their cause of choice. In recent years, as video games have become a ubiquitous form of entertainment for people of all ages, the movement has died out.

Read more about it at: Digital Trends

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