Is it okay for parents to purchase war toys for their kids?

  • Yes to this.

    Kids don't get influenced easily. I know that because I was a kid before with those types of toys. I'm not violent it's not like I'm going to kill people. I know the consequences to hurting someone with any type of weapon. You might say that it doesn't develop brain growth, but it does we can learn different terms. That is why we should allow this.

  • I think children can play with war type of toys

    It is not good to not give children toys because mostly children play with war type of toys if there parents will not purchase then there would be loss in business.There is nothing bad because they are small kids they don't having brain to think about real war and if they will not buy also then what boys will play with in indoor games there is nothing for boys except these war type of games and whatever they buy they will not do in real.

  • IM A 14 yr boy and didnt shoot up a school

    Several years back USA Today announced a summer of gross toys coming to market: "Make way for the gag toys of summer designed to make you, well, gag. Barfing, spewing toys of retched excess are coming at you. Literally. Be sure to duck." The article continues: "'Kids love the shock of seeing their friends, parents and teachers cringe,' says toy consultant Mark Chernick, Fantasy Productions, Seattle. Ertl's Blurp Balls are among the hot in-your-face geegaws. The $7 two-piece squeeze toys--motto: 'They retch it, you catch it'--feature a vampire heaving up a human heart, a shark ejecting a skull and a tomcat upchucking a rat."

    I guess some toys simply aren't what they used to be.

    Have you thought about some of the toys your children are playing with lately? How are some of the new types of playthings affecting them?

    Toy manufacturing and marketing has become a multi-billion dollar a year business. Manufacturers constantly try to create and follow new trends. Electronics and vivid graphics have added a new dimension to our children's toys. Do these technical advances really help our children develop? And have fun?

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  • You Do You, boo

    I know the people on the debate team will be reading this ... So I'm just going to leave this here. Just ignore me .I should be working on my case but I'm too lazy so now I'm here . What have I done with my life? Good job ,though.

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  • Why are you so worried?!

    I know why some parents think it's dangerous because of real world. But it is okay because first of all, it's just HARMLESS TOYS! Second of all, kids barely do anything bad due to war toys. The majority of things kids who played with war toys do is shoot finger guns which are totally harmless

  • Why is this such a big deal?

    I mean, i can understand if some parents will not allow kids to do this, but really?!It doesn't mean that it can make war o.K. In kids minds, so why are all of you guys worried?The world needs better more mature kids, and this helps support this.Im currently doing a project on should we teach kids about the holocaust, and my answer is the same for this: its fine, we just need to do this at a surtan age and make sure that they are mature enough to handle this.

  • Absolutely NOT okay at all, teaches violence

    It is so upsetting to me that many parents let their kids play with war such as war toys, war video games, and watch war TV and films starting at especially very young ages. For a worst case example, there is this grotesquely popular anti-Star Trek sci-fi gaming franchise called Halo and despite this being rated M for mature for ages 17 and up. Sadly however, many parents let their kids play this ghastly deep space military game as very young ages like only 7 years old. Furthermore, Halo toys are rated for only ages 8 and up. Star Trek is a far better thing to show to children than Halo since it often teaches alternatives to violence. War Toys like G.I. Joe and War games like Halo teach that the best way to solve conflicts is always through violence and teaches boys how to hate and beat up on effeminate boys for example. The U.S> Army has used Halo X Box events to recruit youth to fight and die for the MIC.

  • No it's not OK at all

    This is not OK because it could encourage children to play with real guns. Or they could pick up a real gun and think it's fake and really hurt someone. And if they play with guns or weapon toys they might pretend to hurt someone and then think it's play if they actually DO hurt someone.

    Posted by: upch
  • It could turn out badly.

    I think it would be bad because some kids are violently crazy and their parents wouldn't care at all.So I think that it is not OK to give kids fake guns or fake swords because they could grow up and could kill someone and then go to jail. So don't give little kids guns(even if they are fake).

  • Parents should not buy war toys.

    Parents should not buy war toys for their children because children can get toy guns mistaken with real guns. Plus little kids can bring toy guns to kindergarten and mistake them with real ones, pretend to shoot and they can shoot little kids with real ones and they will be dead.

  • Giving children war toys is lazy and irresponsible parenting

    The arguments that war toys help children to "let off steam", stimulates their imagination, and teach them to problem-solve are ridiculous and dangerous... there are healthy and ethical activities that allow children to use their energy, such as, riding bikes or skating, swimming, climbing trees, team sports, dancing, acting... these activities will also increase their spacial intelligence, improve balance and coordination, strengthen their bodies... want your child to learn problem solving solving? give them construction toys like meccano's "build and play" go on instructables website and find projects to build.. reading books, encouraging them to write their own stories, making art, learning to play music instruments, these are activities that will nurture their imagination as well as science experiments.. There is plenty of violence around, it's impossible to shield it but we can discuss issues around violence with our kids at appropriate times. WHY encourage more violence in your own home? War is not a biological human need, it's been scientifically proven. Teach yourselves and your kids about human rights and empathy.

  • Killing is not a game

    War toys teach that pretend-war is harmless and acceptable, and therefor that real war is, too. Parents who would not let their children "play" rape and sexual assault games (one hopes) turn a benevolent eye on preparing their children to kill or be killed. It hardly seems in line with the other things we try to teach children about good, healthy human behavior: violence is wrong. Might does not make right. Killing is wrong. Use your words, not your fists. War toys give children the idea that violence is sanctioned by the adults around them, as there is an industry making these toys, so "it must be okay". Children exposed to war, living under the threat of violence daily, are something to be taken seriously. Money spent on war toys would be far better spent if it were donated to organizations that help the victims of war and which promote world peace.

  • Current toys and video games are creating a more hostile play environment.

    While parents can purchase whatever toys they want for their children, I think a little forethought would be worthwhile to consider the kind of play that will ensue.

    Posted by: WomanlyArnulfo99
  • I don't think children should play with war toys, due to their violent nature.

    No, I don't think children should play with war toys, or any violent toy/video game, because the child could grow up thinking that it's alright to act the way they do in the games/with the toys, when it's not.

    Posted by: NollBad
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  • Nope, not a chance

    No More Violent Toys

    Parents should not purchase violent toys for their kids. Kids that play with brutal toys are more violent during adulthood, aggresive toys make kids have violent emotions, and violent toys are teaching kids to be violent. Therefore parents should not buy violent toys for their kids.

    First, children that play with aggressive toys and games learn their thought patterns in that mean way, by doing this that grow up in that aggressive way. Douglas Gentile, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University, said that if you practice or play with a toy enough, then that knowledge and those patterns get stuck in your head. So, kids that play with toys are more violent in adulthood no matter the gender, race, culture, or age.

    Next, vicious games set kids up to be violent, if you play fake games with guns than your mind gets set on guns. When children play with war like toys they learn concepts like “mine” and “yours” and they learn to solve arguments using war like toys. Craig Anderson and a team at Iowa State University found that violent toys and games lead to violent actions in real life. Violent games,and toys lead to kids being violent.

    Lastly, parents spend way too much money on toys for their kids. And lots of those toys are violent toys. The average parent spends about $6,500 on toys. And most of those toys are violent, and are teaching kids violent things. So parents are wasting money on toys that do almost nothing for their kids.

    Parents should not purchase violent toys or games for their kids. Kids that play with war like toys are more violent in adulthood, toys give kids fierce emotions, and violent toys are wasting their parent’s money. Clearly, parents should not buy their kids violent toys.

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