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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Girl starved to death while parents raised virtual child in online game | World news | guardian.co.uk

Girl starved to death while parents raised virtual child in online game |
World news |
guardian.co.uk

I agree with Tom @deepcover76

this is very sick and very sad to see people's life and view of the world is augmented so much that they have lost sense of right or wrong, and real life vs. online life.

It is paramount that people 'keep' their aspiration, self worth and goals in check.

Surely 'offline' and 'real' family, especially baby/kids and parents are the most important?? that is another 'life' that brought them into this world or they 'bring' into the world!

The only other time this happens is for drug addicts.. the fact that this above tragedy happened means that for a certain percentage of population, it has same addictive behaviour that people would forget to eat/take care of themselves/family/dependent or killing carer so they can get back to it..

Therefore, at least warning need to be publicised and money spent on research to find out how best to minimise on the potential and further life endangerment.

@GarethWong


==== below might be reason for the above behaviour:

"This study reinforces the public speculation that over-engaging in websites that serve to replace normal social function might be linked to psychological disorders like depression and addiction," the article's lead author, Dr Catriona Morrison, said.


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