Indeed, we've got some real bad news for moms and dads here. Especially if you're like me and you're worried about your kids playing with (or merely being possibly exposed to) violent and inappropriate video games.
As a mommy blogger I've had first-hand experience on the hi tech and gaming front. I've reviewed and worked with family-friendly video games including the Facebook-based game A Better World by ToonUps and others. I am a Nancy Drew AmbassadHer for HerInteractive too. Most importantly, as a journalist, I'm always looking for entertainment and technologies that promote good values. Further, I'm a Certified Online Mom, and as you may already know, I'm passionate about being an involved parent when it comes to safe technology use on the Internet and offline for kids.
That's a scary thought because the court's position applies even when kids are involved.
I then dug further and discovered that
- The current Supreme Court of the United States' nine members -- 3 women, 6 men -- have between 0 and 9 children each, totaling 13 kids in all.
- The two most-recently added Associates, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, aren't married and neither woman has offspring and that Associate Justice Scalia has the most of any judge with 9 children.
- All the other Associates as well as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. have 2 or 3 kids each.
- That's not including grandchildren or great grand kids some of the more senior Justices likely have -- which I wasn't able to count.
I'm also concerned about your children and mine -- collectively representing our nation's future. I am proud to be an American and support the U.S. Constitution as one of its patriotic citizens. I'm also a firm believer, to a certain extent, in things like Freedom of Speech and the Press. But I am also a mom of four kids -- triplets plus one more all born within a year -- and I think the First Amendment was taken too far in this particular decision.
In the end, I don't want my kids playing violent video games on their friends' hand-held devices during recess. Now it's your turn to weigh in on this issue. How about you? As a mom or dad of kids that potentially will be affected by this Supreme Court ruling both short- and long-term, what do you think?
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