4 year old Saudi boy goes to extreme measures for playstation
Posted on 8:20pm Monday 23rd Apr 2012
It is without a doubt that modern society is extremely materialistic, with all the youths wanting the newest iPods, mobile phones, and game consoles. All schoolchildren have various creative methods on how to gain these material items, but one 4 year old Saudi schoolboy took it to new extremes.
After his father refused to buy him a playstation he grabbed his father’s pistol and shot him to death. As the man was undressing, he put the weapon down, which the child then grabbed and fired at him from close range.
This will surely add fuel to the debate that playing violent video games makes youngsters aggressive and violent. A British teacher recently warned that children as young as four were hitting classmates are they re-enacted scenes from violent 18-rated games. There has been no real empirical evidence to support this thesis, and on that note i’m off to play Grand Theft Auto.