Stock photo Letter writer says it’s disturbing that violent toys and games are marketed as Christmas gift ideas for children.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Violent toys and games aren’t great stocking stuffers

Letter writer disturbed by the number of violent toys and games that are being marketed

To the editor,

As we enter this season of peace, we are disturbed by the number of aggressive and violent toys and games that are being marketed as gift ideas for children.

Studies have shown that such toys increase aggressive and violent behaviours in real life. One particular game gives the most points for the most blood. How would you imagine a child feels after playing this game, how he/she will interact with family and peers?

If we are ever going to move to a culture of peace, we as adults must do our part in building it. Let us take the opportunity to give our children gifts that raise the spirit, encourage creative play, teach about diverse cultures and deepen their understanding of the world.

Dyane Brown, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo


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