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President of Brazil: "Video Games Are Teaching Kids to Kill"

According to the leader, there are no games teaching love or encouraging education.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva has recently surprised many with his speech against video games. According to the leader, games teach kids "how to kill" and never talk about love or encourage education.

During a conference addressing the issues of hate speech and aggression on social networks, Lula associated this form of entertainment with “violence” and “death”.

"When my son is 4 years old and he cries, what do I do for him? I immediately give him a tablet to play with," he said (via ResetEra). "There is no game talking about love. There is no game talking about education. It's [always] a game teaching kids [how] to kill. It is [always] getting more deaths than in the Second World War. Just take the kid's game away, my son, the son of each one of you. My grandson, the grandson of each one of you (…) I doubt there is a kid of 8, 9, 10, 12 years old, who is not used to spending a great deal of time playing this trash."

The spiel might strike you as a little strange, especially considering the research proving that video game players show enhanced brain activity and all the other papers disproving Lula's position. After all, if you don't play games about love and education, it doesn't mean they don't exist. On a side note, tablets are probably not what children need when they cry.

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