Heini Schmitt, head of the Hessen German Police Union (DPolG), has called for a ban on violent games following a recent German school shooting.
For him, the fact that roughly a third of children and youths “regularly and addictively escape into a virtual world” sets off alarm bells. Age restrictions for such games are often ignored. There is admittedly no proof “that these frequent escapes into virtual killerworlds can contribute to such insane deeds”, said Schmitt, “But neither can the role killergames be completely dismissed.”
Schmitt added: “The world would be no poorer if there were no more killergames.”