Warlike toys are all those hacen that refer to war or incite violence such as: replicas of weapons, pistols, swords, spears, as well as violent video games for boys or girls. There is a debate in which some experts have the idea that they are not harmful, while others use arguments to support their
Warlike toys are all those hacen that refer to war or incite violence such as: replicas of weapons, pistols, swords, spears, as well as violent video games for boys or girls. There is a debate in which some experts have the idea that they are not harmful, while others use arguments to support their refusal against these toys. Let's dwell on the arguments of each of the parties.
In favor of war toys in children's games
1. The experts who support this idea are those who defend that
the toy by itself does not generate violence in the child . Everything will depend on the context in which you live. If the child lives surrounded by a tense, aggressive, repressive and violent family and school environment, he does not need a toy to represent what he lives. If a child is subjected to physical and emotional abuse, he will respond aggressively. Thus, for example, it is not surprising that at the moment of being attacked the child should raise his hand and use his finger (representing a gun) and say: I kill you. Las 2. Lying weaponsdo not have the same meaning in children as in adults
. What children do is introduce the reality they see daily to their fantasy games. And that is not why they will assume the role of violence all their lives. El 3. That there are such toys is only the reflection of the war world in which we live. The taste towards them is generated by the violence of society itself in its way of behaving. Para 4. For these experts el the little control that is given to television messages
, generators of violence is more objectionable than the war toys that children request after seeing the announcements. 5.A war toy is just a toy
to which the environment in which it appears will give its meaning. In a warm, communicative and affectionate environment its meaning will be healthy. In a conflict environment it will turn into violence. Against war toys in children's games Para 1. For experts who censor this type of toys, they support the idea thatthe toys themselves generate a message of aggression de, death and destruction. And they have a great impact on children
2. They claim that these toys can not be decontextualized . That is, just as cars are for transport and dolls to cuddle, weapons are for killing. Para 3. For them, the serious and worrying aspect of this type of toy is that it not only generates violence in the child, but also la turns aggression into a norm of behavior. A 4. On this side of the controversy it is thought that
this type of toys are harmful, especially when the child is between 3 and 6 years
, period in which develops the role play that consists of identifying with a model from real life be it a doctor, a fireman, a policeman, a president, a mom. If parents offer this type of toys they can stimulate a model of violence After all the reasons that experts give us. With whom would you position yourself as a father or mother?