ERIC Number: ED312049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
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Do Children Need To Be Introduced to Violence? The Use of Toys of War and Violence.
This discussion: (1) contrasts children's play with war toys with children's imaginative war play; (2) provides definitions of play and war toys; (3) probes the impact of war toys on children's behavior, ideas, attitudes, and values; (4) reports related research; and (5) describes organizations working against such toys, including the International Falcon Movement (IFM-SEI), the International Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA), and the World Association of Orphans and Abandoned Children (WAO). Discussion was motivated by concern with the greatly increased use of toys of war and violence during the 1980s in the United States and other countries. It is concluded that militarism and toy trade profits are the two main interests behind the promotion of toys of war and violence. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Early Education and Development (21st, Hong Kong, July 31-August 4, 1989).