Letters: May 31, 1999

GROWING UP ONLINE

Every time something happens in America, such as a violent crime committed by youngsters, our society and our politicians are quick to blame television, music, video games and the Internet [FAMILIES, May 10]--anything but the people who committed the crime. It's about time that society realized that young people are not easily programmable by whatever the Internet or MTV may try to feed them. I've played some of the most violent video games, but I don't have the urge to make killing a reality. Like many other young people across this world, I have common sense and the...

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