Originally Posted by NeRoToXeN
AGREED!!! I hate that people say video games make kids wanna go out and kill. Phhtttt
Yeah. Totally agree with you there. People who say that video games, like the two 16+ rated ones you let your toddler (of a little over two years old) play, "make kids violent", totally over-simplify the issue. It's way more complex than that.
To say that exposing very young children to violence in any form will have no
effect at all on any of them, is as
wrong as saying it will definitely
have an effect on all
of them. The issue cannot be put into such absolute and simplistic terms.
Your kid seems fairly precocious. How are his reading, speaking, math etc abilities? Perhaps he has an exceptionally high IQ? Although having said that, hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness are some of the first abilities to develop.
I would warn you though, that if you do intend to seek publicity for your child's FPS playing abilities, you'd be wise to be prepared to be attacked by people who, unlike me, only think about the whole issue of violent media and young children, in the simple terms of up/down, black/white, yes/no, good/evil, right/wrong, without seeing that the issue transcends the confines of such two-sided thinking. You might be wise to look into the issue at depth, so you can be ready to defend your position. Some people can be quite hostile when they believe they are right, without stopping to consider the huge quantity of alternatives that exist outside of the position they've adopted.