GTA slammed in parental poll
Worse than beer and porno, say parents
A poll’s discovered that parents are more concerned about their kids playing Grand Theft Auto during a sleepover, than over their offspring drinking beer or watching a porno.
Parents are worried about GTA, and pot
The poll of 1600 parents by What They Play – an organisation that claims to give parents an expert insight into videogames – found that 19 per cent were apprehensive that their kids could play the infamous videogame series, whilst staying at a friend’s house.
Admittedly, 50 per cent were more worried about their kids smoking marijuana at a friend’s than over playing GTA.
But fears about Niko Bellic’s influence on kids came ahead of the 17 per cent of parents worried that their kids could be looking at pornography during a sleepover. A further 14 per cent admitted having concerns about children sipping beer too.
John Davison, president of What They Like – a division of What They Play – said that “parents are as apprehensive about their children’s media diets as they are about traditional social issues such as alcohol, drugs, violence and sex”.
Yeah, so what if...
... the kids drank a few beers, toked on a joint and THEN played GTA.
Heck, the parents would be gibbering wrecks fraught with concern for their nasty spoilt brattish uneducated obese little tykes.
Keep 'um at home locked inside the cupboard, that's what I'm preaching.
Kids shouldn't be seen, heard or even mentioned.
Lock them away till they're old enough to work and then send them down the coal mines or something. Then we can compete with Chinese manufacturing!
All that dope, booze and video games didn't do me no harm when I were a nipper, but if my parents had kept me locked in the cupboard for 18 years, I'd be a far more rounded individual.
Paris, because she's more harmful than GTA to young fragile egg-shell minds.
At least good ol' sex, drugs and rock n roll got you out in the open air (Glasto...)
Paris because I used the word sex.
GTA more harmful than porn???
Amazing! The (probably mostly) Americans have finally found something more notorious and harmful than sex!
If you're worried your kids might play GTA 4 while at a friends house, how about doing the parenting thing and going to meet the friend's parents to see if they are hopeless retards of not. And invite the kids friend to your house instead if necessary.
Bloody moron parents.