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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90750 on: April 07, 2015, 02:33:16 am »

Seems sensible to me.
That's because you live in censor-happy Australia. There's no reason for police to be involved in a situation like that.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90751 on: April 07, 2015, 02:37:34 am »

So they should just expel the kid? ???
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90752 on: April 07, 2015, 02:39:42 am »

For playing video games!? Sure, they're minors... but doesn't that seem a tad excessive?

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90753 on: April 07, 2015, 02:47:24 am »

Well, yeah, that would be silly.
I was trying to figure out just what alternatives you were offering to what the school did in that article.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90754 on: April 07, 2015, 02:47:50 am »

I wish the people in general would in the least focus their insights into attitude--how its constructed and how it is influenced instead of poking at all the influences towards them as if those are the roots themselves. :-\

The misfocus doesn't solve the problem if the root isn't even perceived.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90755 on: April 07, 2015, 02:50:00 am »

I... I have no idea what you just said. o___________o
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90756 on: April 07, 2015, 02:52:38 am »

I think she's saying that cracking down on vidja games is a misguided attempt to solve a different problem?

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Well, yeah, that would be silly.
I was trying to figure out just what alternatives you were offering to what the school did in that article.
Oh, right. Uh. Nothing? It's not their business, is it? They didn't mention any explicit problems (other than the possibility of "over-sexualised behaviour", whatever that is) and it's not like the kids were playing adult video games in class, which would be a very different problem.
They don't have the same reaction to porn or violent movies or whatever. It's just needless authoritarianism.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90757 on: April 07, 2015, 02:54:06 am »

I... I have no idea what you just said. o___________o
People are attacking video games as if they're the cause of youth culture today rather than a symptom.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90758 on: April 07, 2015, 03:07:50 am »

Do... Games influence children that much?
Swearing, yes, but I can't see how games would have that much of an impact on a child's mental health.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90759 on: April 07, 2015, 03:09:35 am »

Only a little in regard to reward perception IIRC or something like that. The thing is they're looking to solve a problem that doesn't exist.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90760 on: April 07, 2015, 03:10:15 am »

Well what else can you blame for kids' behaviour? The parents?
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90761 on: April 07, 2015, 03:12:36 am »

Well, it's illegal for children to play the game.
Schools tend not to approve of their students doing illegal stuff. Underage drinking, smoking weed, beating Little Timmy's head in with a tyre iron, having sex in the library, jaywalking, egging a teacher's house... I think any of those would elicit a fairly harsh reaction from most principals, regardless of how harmful they actually are. Not sure why anyone would expect the school to be okay with students playing 18+ videogames.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90762 on: April 07, 2015, 03:18:48 am »

They don't have to be okay with it, but it's outside their sphere of influence.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90763 on: April 07, 2015, 03:22:19 am »

Well, it's illegal for children to play the game.
I believe you are incorrect.
Many variations of this were found which states it is illegal to sell the game below its recommended age, not that it is illegal to play.

If you can source me toward the laws that contradict my belief I would appreciate it.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #90764 on: April 07, 2015, 03:24:01 am »

Well, it's illegal for children to play the game.
I believe you are incorrect.
Many variations of this were found which states it is illegal to sell the game below its recommended age, not that it is illegal to play.
It might be that Aussieland has some dumbfuck laws that actually criminalise playing games. It wouldn't surprise me.
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