Saturday, February 14, 2009

Parliamentary approval of video gaming

Schuyler Waynforth wrote:

Apparently experts were called in and the European Parliament has decided that video games are good for children. I think the actual report isn't out yet. Hopefully it'll get airtime when it does come out.


That's because the Puritans, Huguenots and Anabaptists left Europe. Unfortunately, I live where they built an anti-child culture in which children are just bad, and fun is a sin. (that was an editorial comment from Sandra Dodd)

If the U.S. Senate (advised by the education and child welfare experts) voted that video games were harmful, it wouldn't make it so, and so it's not a vote of the European Parliament that makes them good, either. Still, I love government legislation of value-to-children (who can't vote). At least they gathered expert advisors from many countries and listened to them.

1 comment:

Schuyler said...

Ah, yes, but because of the different post WWII approaches to the depression Europe takes a much more children are the responsibility of the government approach than does the U.S. So, while there isn't necessarily a Puritan response to fun, there is a health and safety response to everything and many European governments believe that children are not safe at home.