|Re: Play/toy weapons||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:56:30 -0700 (PDT)|
At RoseWind Cohousing we have a smallish room in the Common House which includes a big screen for media viewing. We intended to have this for occasional joint watching of movies or basketball games or such (many of us do not have televisions at home). It has also been useful as a big screen for computer files when a committee is updating documents. Concern was raised when some of our teen and preteen boys took to watching/playing violent video games. I mean grossly violent (Black Ops etc.). Assault weapons, in the virtual hands of the game player, mowing down "enemies" (some of whom look to be civilians, some look dark skinned) almost continuously for hours. Many wished to ban such gaming in the common house. (A windowed door from that room lets onto the entrance hall, so many pass by.) BUT some parents involved were convinced that such games are harmless outlets and that their kids had the right to watch what they wanted. For a time, the gaming was less evident, presumably moved to homes. Recently one of the kids has been in there for hours at a time, blasting "enemies". Those kids happen to be moving away. Maybe that would be a good time to seek community consensus on a ruling against video gaming in the Common House. Maraiah Lynn Nadeau RoseWind Cohousing, long built in Port Townsend WA
- Play/toy weapons John Goldberg, July 19 2016
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