Entertainment Media and Juvenile Violence

@mogg20 (173)
Philippines
January 22, 2007 8:52pm CST
Over the years, crimes committed by minors are said to be in a way influenced by video games, tv shows, and movies they've had access to. I've seen a documentary on tv where the minor who was arrested for murder said to the police that, he "saw this character from this game do it and so he got curious and tried it too." Are the rating systems imposed by ESRB (for video games), and the MPAA (movies) really helping in preventing such incidents? Because somehow children are still able to get their hands on softwares that are meant for mature audiences.
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@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I hate it with people use video games as an excuse for someones actions. I think the rating system is fine, but useless unless parents(who may be the ones to blame) and stores regulate who get to purchase/play/view the violent media.