Comments on: Apple raises ruckus with baby-shaking app http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tony http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358337 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:32:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358337 Though the app seems appalling and many think that video games bread violence need to take a look at the real world first. Everyday we are told to be more political correction, which is actually another term for descensitized. Censorship is the US is backwards in my opinion. We censor sex, yet have the highest teen pregnancy rate not including 3rd world countries, and allow excessive violence. Censorship doesnt work because just ignoring a topic or trying to hide it doesn’t make it go away. Take a real long look at the real world and what people do and how they behave then tell me which is more appalling the real world or and app similuating a small portion?

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By: Jennifer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358326 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 03:46:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358326 As a foster parent of a shaken baby I can not get over the lack of respect and concern people have about this violent crime. The lack of knowledge and empathy is appaling and disgraceful – babies die, are permanently damaged and have lifelong disabilities – because caretakers are unable to exercise control and self restraint.

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By: DazzleU http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358310 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:29:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358310 I am a social worker in child welfare and am appalled at this application, however, I have to wonder how many people are appalled at the many games that promote drugs, prostitution and murder?? How many of you threaten to sue game developers for creating entertainment that endorses any of these crimes? I have yet to see any game glorifying criminal behavior pulled from the shelves and I have never seen any company apologize for its creation. I don’t think I should hold my breath…

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By: Ayanna (ATL, Ga) http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358280 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:48:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358280 The app seems to me as a way to get out anger. Like someone on a punchin bag to get out stress. I would rather someone to shake a phone than to over eat, drink, take drugs because of stress from children. Also us young people do respect our elders, the elders think they deserve more respect or dont respect the young people back. You have to give in order to get in return.

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By: Will http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358273 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:31:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358273 Give me a break. It was a joke. The PTA just needed something to cry about to get them on the news.

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By: Ann http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358262 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:14:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358262 As someone who deal’s with the public on a daily basis I can tell you that today’s young people have very little respect for any form of life. I have known to many young people who have been killed by other young people with out so much as an oops. People get your nose out of cyber space and read the news or just take a real good look at what is going on in today’s world. Shakeing babies, try my job for a day and then tell me it’s a harmless game.

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By: Bob http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358253 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:59:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358253 First of all, all the “evidence” cited in these comments to “prove” that there is no connection between violent video games and actual violent behavior, is entirely anecdotal. Statistically-controlled psychological studies demonstrate that such a connection probably does exist. It’s also common sense–as you simulate a given behavior over and over, it begins to seem acceptable.

Aside from that, this is simply sick. One person even commented that “lots of video games simulate killing of children, and no one complains about them” or words to that effect. Well, I am complaining, and so would almost any normal human being. This is absolutely disgusting, vile and sick. Anyone who excuses behavior like this has no excuse to call themselves a human being. If you are comfortable with this stuff, you are a dog, not a human being.

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By: Jim Comemundo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358248 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 04:24:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358248 Morbid as it may be, the baby in this application only stops screaming when IT’S DEAD. That makes this application seem like more of an educational tool than anything…

With all due respect, it’s probably good that this app is being downloaded by the same “young male demographic” that unknowingly shake babies. At least they will be educated that shaking a baby is wrong.

These people who are sending letters in have personal emotional stakes in their rants, and that’s fine, but keep in mind they are emotion-based rants, not logic based ones.

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By: Nimy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358243 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:52:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358243 Oh please! It’s only a game…there are far more violence games out there…

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By: Stupid and Sick http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/04/23/apple-raises-ruckus-with-baby-shaking-app/#comment-358242 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:35:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=16266#comment-358242 Come on! Use a little judgement here! Shaking a baby is very dangerous. To create an application that mimics this behavior is so disgusting and beyond stupid. Apple should apologize and in doing so, they would bring attention to this horrible condition that ruins children’s lives. This would be a human thing to do. My God, are there no mothers on this application review?

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