Stop video game Detroit: Become Human, depicting child abuse being sold in Australia
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This Playstation game involves the player acting as a housemaid to stop a single violent father beating his daughter. In some scenes the father is seen choking the housekeeper by the neck and hitting her with a fist, and going upstairs to beat his daughter with a belt. At one point you can see him place his dead daughters body on the bed whist saying "it's all over now, daddy isn't angry anymore".
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has called on Australian stores not to stock it. However there are Australian retailers already taking pre-orders for this violent and disturbing game.
Family violence is a big issue in this country and is not something that should ever be considered 'entertainment. Retired psychologist Dr Glenn Cupit said that "games like this are worse than films as they are immersive and involve young people in the act of violence".
When we have one woman a week being killed by family violence in Australia we do not need this fantasy violence adding to an already violent society.
Shame on SONY for allowing the release of such filth, and I call on Australia to take a stand against it and ban it from sales on our shores.
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