Now kids of all ages sit there & play video games that do nothing but kill people for hours on end.
If anyone actually believes a video game causes a kid to kill, they need to seriously take a look at their own parenting skills. I love to play Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Left for Dead, etc. and the kids are all in. Then they chase one another around the house with their nerf guns having gun battles. Just like WE did as kids, except we were cowboys an indians or cobs and robbers.
The word here is NEGLECT. Homes were both parents work and the kid is left alone with his own thoughts that he cant share. No outlet, so he turns to things like violent video games, drugs, sex, etc. to feed the need that he or she isnt getting somewhere else. Homes where mom and dad arent around, dad stays out all night, mom sits at home and drinks to cope. Abuses prescription drugs. On the outside it looks like the perfect picket-fence home but on the inside it is a nightmare for the child who has watched it his whole life. Never being nutured, never being loved, never being allowed to express himself in whatever outlet he wants. Then one day he snaps.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA
The day your children are born is the day you begin to parent. Sheltering them from the cold harsh reality of the world does nothing for them. Allowing them to just exsist in your house, passing by one another like ghosts does nothing for them. You have chosen to bring a life into the world, your hobbies, your habits, your life means nothing now but to live for that child and to provide them with every single opportunity you can for them to acheive their dreams, reach their goals, and be happy. If you are too busy for that, if you are working 80 hours a week to "provide", you can forget about it. Ask most kids if they would want dad home or that new PS3. Most kids would say they would rather have dad home.
We take our kids fishing, hinking, support their sports, go to every game, every event, preach the importance of good grades, the importance of being respectful, patient, and loving. They can shoot zombies all Saturday morning if they want, I know my kids are going to do great things.