Schools Use Violent Video Game To Shock Children About Violence

Primary school children are being shown images from the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto in a project designed to prevent them from becoming violent.

The 18-rated game, which allows players to kill prostitutes, has been criticised for glamorising crime and murder. But at eight schools in Merseyside, pupils aged between nine and 11 will be shown stills of scenes including a gun being fired through a car window and a man brandishing a sword, to stop them becoming "desensitised" to violent behaviour and teach them about its consequences in real life.

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