Parent Asks Son To Follow Geneva Conventions In Video Game
Have you seen this yet? It was posted yesterday on boingboing.net and is beginning to make the rounds.
A father writes about how he agreed to let his son play the video game Call of Duty if he first studied the Geneva Conventions and agreed that he and his friends would adhere to the rules in the virtual world. That’s a pretty cool dad if you ask me!
And I suppose a son’s word to his father is as good as it gets in video game warfare since, as far as I know, the game has no International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure humanitarian protection.
FYI, the Geneva Conventions are a set of rules that specifically protect people who do not take part in the fighting (civilians, medics, chaplains, aid workers) and those who can no longer fight (wounded, sick and shipwrecked troops, prisoners of war).
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That dad is truly awesome.