Originally Posted by RawBert
The story's written a little funny but it'll make you shake your head. ...or facepalm, if you prefer.
Shouldn't the father be charged with fraud? Or at least charged with being a jerk.
Not sure where the fraud would be on the father's side. And he's not really a a jerk. He's got a point here that is probably hidden in some legalese behind the case. The responsibility he shares is simply neglect by letting a 13 year old play video games. Yes, I just wrote that.
It's completely irresponsible. We don't give 13 year olds crack cocaine or alcohol. But we consider it normal that 13 year old boys spend days, weeks, years in front of screens playing this kind of stuff that is intentionally designed to create addiction. Mental and physical damage is as severe as with other drugs. Some folks never get out of this cycle and end up with all the social and other side-effects we frown upon with the above druggies and alcoholics.
And no, I don't want to ban anything - not even crack cocaine to be honest. But I want to smack all the stupid parents who allow this. In our house there is a complete ban on this *****. It horrifies me because I've witnessed good people going down that rabbit hole.
And if Mickeysoft gets sued by the EU for the inability to remove the stupid Internet Explorer than I want to see Apple pay up for the inability to remove their "Game Center" or whatever the hell it's called. Not that I'm a believer in this kind of litigation but at least that would make sense as it does actual and real damage.