Now-Supernanny-lays-the-blame-for-the-UK-Riots-at-gaming-s-door--- Now Supernanny lays the blame for the UK Riots at gaming's door...

   18/08/2011 at 09:17       Phil May       10 COMMENTS.
Source - Game Politics
 - Jo Frost, Extreme Parenting, Anti video game, Violence, Rioting

(Sigh). Not so super after all. 

Leading child specialist Jo "Supernanny" Frost has offered up her own theories on what caused the recent spate of rioting and looting in various cities around the country. 

Speaking to The Daily Express, Frost said "I felt for a moment as if we had stumbled into a real-life violent video game of the kind that so many of those involved are addicted to."

Frost has previously stuck a stilletto-ed boot into gaming on several occasions, but this latest outburst carried on: "Research shows that within 15 minutes of playing one of these games young men become highly aggressive and lack empathy in normal situations. It is not too fanciful to suggest it's a short step from being immersed in this war-like world to taking that nightmare mindset on to the streets with all the consequences of anarchy and violence we saw rip apart cities."

Good ol' research, there's nothing like it is there. Though Frost didn't specifically mention the body carrying out the research, any actual numbers involved or statistics. But it's research, nonetheless. 

Frost then disclosed her own unique solution to the problem. 

"Those horrific video games which I mentioned earlier must be brought under control. Their content should be subject to censorship and the age at which they can be bought tightly controlled," she writes. "Shopkeepers should demand proof of age and where they ignore this and break the law by selling them to children they should be fined."

Frost then went on to mention her upcoming series, Extreme Parenting (otherwise known as "Get a dose of common sense you stupid mongs") soon to air on Channel 4. 

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peej - on 18/08/2011 at 11:24 wrote:
 
Off the top of my head, I can only think of one game that actually featured rioting, looting and violence against the police...and it was so awful I doubt anyone, even a pigshit-thick looter/rioter, would play it:

State of Emergency
 

Tiger_Walts - on 18/08/2011 at 11:27 wrote:
 
"Those horrific video games which I mentioned earlier must be brought under control. Their content should be subject to censorship and the age at which they can be bought tightly controlled," she writes. "Shopkeepers should demand proof of age and where they ignore this and break the law by selling them to children they should be fined."

You mean like what happens already?
 

peej - on 18/08/2011 at 11:31 wrote:
 
Shh, never interrupt a large lady with a loud shouty voice when she's on a rant with mere facts :)
 

repairmanjack - on 18/08/2011 at 23:52 wrote:
 
A pal of mine used to work on her show. (No, he wasn't one of the naughty children.) She's an utter twat, apparently. I guess this confirms it.
 

peej - on 19/08/2011 at 09:11 wrote:
 
That really doesn't surprise me at all.

 

Ace Grace - on 19/08/2011 at 10:09 wrote:
 
They really need to stop adults from being able to buy it for their kids. At christmas in Game, I saw a kid who must have been about 8 holding COD, Dead Rising 2 and GTA 4. When they got to the till, the kid handed the games to his granddad who paid for them. The assistant didn't bat an eyelid.

 

peej - on 19/08/2011 at 11:14 wrote:
 
Fuckup parents will be fuckup parents (or grandparents). Which is surprisingly what the message was when the UK government paid another (more properly qualified) child psychologist (Dr Tanya Byron) to look into all this stuff.

Obviously though if you're trying to pimp your new telly series, it always looks better to sensationalise rather than rationalise.
 

kentmonkey - on 19/08/2011 at 20:37 wrote:
 
"I felt for a moment as if we had stumbled into a real-life violent video game of the kind that so many of those involved are addicted to."

Proof please, otherwise my research will conclude that you're actually just a talentless, media-attention seeking bint.
 

kentmonkey - on 20/08/2011 at 12:23 wrote:
 
Was she purposely trying to look like chad in that photo?
 

peej - on 22/08/2011 at 09:28 wrote:
 
LOL! I did originally photochop a nice tattoo onto that big bingo wing but thought better of it.
 


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