Community Group in Connecticut Running Violent Video Game Return Program
A small community group in Southington, CT will be hosting a Violent Video Game Return Program Saturday January 12, 2013. They will be accepting violent video games as well as violent movies and explicit music.
The group SouthingtonSOS and the program were created in direct response to the Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, also located in Connecticut. Those to participate in the collection will receive a $25 gift card for their contributions. The Town of Southington will be providing a trash bin for all materials collected.
Members of SouthingtonSOS say that the program is not intended to be interpreted as a statement declaring that violent video games were the cause of the school shooting, however they have stated via a news release
“there is ample evidence that violent video games, along with violent media of all kinds, including TV and movies portraying story after story showing a continuous stream of violence and killing, has contributed to increasing aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and is de-sensitizing our children to acts of violence, including bullying,”