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Old 03-31-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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Why did so many get upset regarding violence in the early 90s? For example, when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990, parents lost their crap and complained about the violence leading to the sequels being greatly toned down in violence which made them really suck, and take Mortal Kombat games that came out in '93, parents complained about the blood and gore when it was awesome!

Why is it that parents always get in the way of fun and cool stuff?
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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Why did so many get upset regarding violence in the early 90s? For example, when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990, parents lost their crap and complained about the violence leading to the sequels being greatly toned down in violence which made them really suck, and take Mortal Kombat games that came out in '93, parents complained about the blood and gore when it was awesome!

Why is it that parents always get in the way of fun and cool stuff?

Have you ever been the parent of a pre-teen or teenager?
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:05 AM
 
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They are the ones with the money and they don't want to buy video games with violence in them.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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As a parent in the 90's, many studies then said that watching violence increased violent behavior in kids.

(Not sure if that is true or not, but that is what we parents were told.)
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:07 AM
 
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Why did so many get upset regarding violence in the early 90s? For example, when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990, parents lost their crap and complained about the violence leading to the sequels being greatly toned down in violence which made them really suck, and take Mortal Kombat games that came out in '93, parents complained about the blood and gore when it was awesome!

Why is it that parents always get in the way of fun and cool stuff?
It didn't start in the 90's.
How old are you?
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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Because when our small children start watching things with large amounts of violence, they start misbehaving more, being more violent towards parents and siblings, start saying inappropriate things, start having more nightmares, and I start getting calls from school about things they've said or done there, and I have to miss work and go pick them up, etc.

This is how I found out that my 7 year old had figured out how to use You Tube on the smart TV. I didn't even know the TV did that.... I do now lol.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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There's a theory in communication studies about cultivation theory, that is if someone spend enough time to watch TV, they will assume that the reality is similar to what they saw on tv. Psychologically, there're lots of experiments showing about the behavioral changes when kids are being exposed to violent contents.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:39 PM
 
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Why did so many get upset regarding violence in the early 90s? For example, when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990, parents lost their crap and complained about the violence leading to the sequels being greatly toned down in violence which made them really suck, and take Mortal Kombat games that came out in '93, parents complained about the blood and gore when it was awesome!

Why is it that parents always get in the way of fun and cool stuff?
Parents don't typically think of blood and gore as 'fun' or 'awesome'.
Most people tend to outgrow that mindset as they get past their early twenties and realize that real violence is not something to aspire to.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Why did so many get upset regarding violence in the early 90s? For example, when the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990, parents lost their crap and complained about the violence leading to the sequels being greatly toned down in violence which made them really suck, and take Mortal Kombat games that came out in '93, parents complained about the blood and gore when it was awesome!

Why is it that parents always get in the way of fun and cool stuff?
There was a perception that violence affects brains. Studies remain inconclusive. Better safe than sorry IMO, especially since Mortal Kombat was just an awful movie from start to finish.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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If you were a teen in the 90's, you are too old to be asking this question now. If you are a teen now, why would you care what parenting in the 90's was like?
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