Similar to an article earlier this year published
by the New York Times, the UK newspaper the Telegraph
has posted an article on their website about the Sims, and how young children play the game. They've interviewed Bethany Howe, 11, and her mother. Bethany showed the Telegraph around her houses, families and neighbourhoods, as well as the creation of a Sim. Her mother is alright with Bethany playing so much, since the game is safe and non-graphic. Caroline Pelletier from London University's Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media explains how little girls playing the Sims tend to explore subversive behaviour with the game. Covering five pages, you can check out the entire article
for all the little details.
Written at 04:20 on Wednesday, 23 August 2006 by ChEeTaH