Friday, October 29, 2010

Social Networking Game Play Leads To Rise In Infant Mortality

Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, was arrested after the January death of 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson. She told investigators she became angry because the baby was crying while she was playing a computer game called FarmVille on the Facebook social-networking website.

You can read the rest here.

Some questions:
-Is the mother alone to blame?
-Why do insignificant things such as game playing, social networking, etc. override the sense of duty and responsibility?
-Do you see this type of thing happening more and more?
-How did we come to such a place that values entertainment over responsibility?

1 comment:

misawa said...

I'm not so sure the game carries as much blame here as the media is attempting to imply - this kind of stuff has been happening for years, just with a different "distraction" than a game.

I'll add another question for you: where is the dad?