Direct Democracy proposal for Law - Family and Child Protection

Protection of children against exposure to digital media with violent and/or sexual content

Approx. 52% of parents do not use Internet blocking, filtering or screening software of any nature
Approx. 26% of parents do not even enquire about their own children's internet activity
Scientific research has now demonstrated how violent video games do effect children

The People's Administration believes that games industry regulation is adequate and. that it is the exposure to violent video games that causes problems regarding children's behaviour as it is exposure to violence that desensitises children's feelings, thoughts, perceptions and behaviour. This is also demonstrated in real life within families whose parents express violent or aggressive behaviour, as this can also potentially influence a child to behave in exactly the same way.

Children become less considerate to the needs of others when they hold a desensitised perception and they become more prone to violent or aggressive behaviour themselves because of the influence they are absorbing - even more so if this is interactive because it engages more of the senses. As humans, we are not just what we eat. We are a combination of everything that we absorb in every way.

Recent studies now demonstrate that many boys and men are losing their empathic capacity and, that this loss is a result of over-exposure to violent films and violent video games. They simply can not read the physically-visible signs of distress in others and so they can not care for others appropriately and, most of them don't even realise this because the government has done nothing about it. These products were never mass-marketed before video players and home computers [pre-1980's] and, considering that David Cameron blocked our UNICEF-backed Inet Protect strategy in 2013, he isn't likely to be causing problems for his mate Bill Gates [X-Box, MS] and other games developers and film producers [often his big-money backers] just to protect your children or to compensate society for the real-world costs of their capitalist practices.

Exposure to violent and/or sexual material is a parental issue and in our opinion, many parents are not protecting their children and are not even engaging them. Alternatively, if we banned video games to compensate for this deficit, the level of exposure needed for developers to sell any games would mean exposing themselves to a degree that would incur too much risk.

We believe that the government and the ISA [Independent Safeguards Authority] are failing to protect children by putting their own political interests before the well being of children by not wanting to confront the issue of negative parenting practices and violent games marketing that leave children vulnerable.

Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose that parents should be encouraged to become more responsible by engaging more with their own children and, by configuring the adequate internet software filters. We also believe that this process would bring many other additional benefits for relationship-building between parents and children and so we feel that this is the best form of protection because, it could address far more than just exposure to violent and/or sexual digital material.

No regard for child welfare - Cameron's policies actually proliferate child abuse

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