Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I Must Be Playing the Wrong Games

I saw this earlier on Drudge:

CANTON, Ohio -- There are 490 female students at Timken High School, and 65 are pregnant, according to a recent report in the Canton Repository.

The article reported that some would say that movies, TV, videogames, lazy parents and lax discipline may all be to blame.

School officials are not sure what has caused so many pregnancies, but in response to them, the school is launching a three-prong educational program to address pregnancy, prevention and parenting.

Things have really changed since I was in high school, back then teenagers who played video games extensively were less likely to have the opportunity to be involved in a pregnancy. Apparently now it is a cause.