I found this blog at Joystiq that says:
65 out of 490 young ladies who attend Timkin High School in Canton, Ohio are preggers, and video games may be to blame, according to a local Ohio newspaper, which had this to say on the subject:
Whose fault is it that more than 13 percent of Timken’s girls are with child? Some would say fault-finding isn’t a fruitful exercise, but in this case, it’s critical. Suspects range from movies, TV and video games to lazy parents and lax discipline. Only one thing is sure: Schools don’t impregnate children.
The blog post at Joystiq is referring to this article at cantonrep.com. Yes, it is a very sad thing that so many young girls in that school are becoming pregnant. But, what I want to know is how someone can even claim that the pregnancies are caused by electronic media. It’s lack of sex education both in schools and in homes. It’s the irresponsiblity of these teenagers and the poor influence around the town that is the cause of these pregnancies…not TV and videogames. I mean, come on…when was the last time you played the video game: “Uber-Pregnancy Power” or watched the kids show: “C’mon Kids, Pregnancy can be FUN!” When I was in highschool, I watched the same type of shows that are on today and I didn’t run around getting everyone pregnant.
Stupid stupid stupid.
The comments at Joystiq are pretty interesting, by the way ;)