Hugh Spencer Allows Son To Play Call of Duty After Reading About Geneva Conventions

Call of Duty, published by Activision, is a first person shooter game that is similar to Unreal Tournament and Quake.  In the fifth installment of the war game, Call of Duty: World at War, the player is involved in World War II.

Since Call of Duty is rated T, it is recommended only for teenagers and above ages should play it.  Hugh Spencer,  a concerned parent took a rather unorthodox approach when choosing to allow his son to play Call of Duty.  He had his son Evan research the Geneva Conventions and vow not to violate it when playing this game.

“I asked Evan to google the Geneva Convention. Then he had to read it and then we had to discuss it. This we did. So the deal is that Evan has to fight according to the rules of the Geneva Convention. If his team-mates violate the Convention then play stops and Call of Duty goes away for a while,” stated Hugh.

What is your opinion about Hugh’s approach here?  Leave a comment.

[via BoingBoing]

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