Sue Scheff: Teen Video Game – RapeLay: Rape is NEVER O-kay

In my previous articles relating to dangerous games that teens will play, most have involved your teenager physically being a participant.  With the emphasis on “physically” present.  CNN recently reported on a new disturbing video game teens are playing, RapeLay.

It begins with a girl, her sister and mother on a train platform. They get on the subway and you, as the video game player, can begin your sexual assault of all of them. Grope and rape – all part of the game.

What part of this concept is acceptable to any parent?  This game, although started in Japan, has gone viral and people all over the world are now playing it.  No one should play a game where the only way to win is to rape!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  It is an ideal time to sit down and talk to your teens about not only this game, but other issues such as dating abuse, sexual assault and other topics which may be uncomfortable, however can save a teen from experiencing an extremely harmful situation.

Is it hard to find extra time to talk to your kids?  Here some more information about this trendy video game that is spreading:

The game allows you to even impregnate a girl and urge her to have an abortion. The reason behind your assault, explains the game, is that the teenage girl has accused you of molesting her on the train. The motive is revenge.

Enough is Enough posted an excellent article detailing this game and how parents need to get involved.  I urge all parents to read more.  The more you know, the more you can talk to your teens about it and express the dangers of these horrific acts, even if they are only pixels – there is never a time that “rape” is acceptable. 

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teenagers.

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