From time to time gamers come across an achievement that is named in a not to sensitive manner. I really don’t mind some of the names that producers use for their achievements. But, every now and them one will come out and stir up a little controversy, thus I give you this press report from the International Nanny Association of all places. Hit the break for a quick read.
Oct 15, 2009 – The International Nanny Association (INA) has released an official statement regarding the Dante’s Inferno Video Game which features a baby killing achievement, or trophy, called "Bad Nanny."
"INA feels this video game component of Dante’s Inferno was created out of poor taste and bad judgment. INA is opposed to video games that promote and encourage players to "kill" babies, even in fantasy play. It is our opinion that this type of play may promote violence towards children. The name of the trophy or achievement, "Bad Nanny," is offensive to our association in that we strive to promote and educate the public regarding the selfless work nannies do to support families by providing quality in-home child care."
The International Nanny Association (INA), established in 1985, is a nonprofit and serves as the umbrella organization for the in-home child care industry. INA members include nannies, nanny employers, nanny agencies, educators and industry service providers. For almost a quarter of a century, INA has worked to professionalize the industry by setting high standards for industry professionals and nanny agencies. INA leverages the expertise of industry professionals from around the globe to help increase awareness about the industry, to develop the professional skills of nannies, and to educate parents about the benefits of hiring a qualified nanny to care for their children.
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International Nanny Association
P.O BOX 1299
Hyannis, MA 02601
(Toll Free) 888.878.1477
I personally think that this is a bit of a stretch on promoting killing a child? But even if it doesn’t promote what the INA is claiming, the title “Bad Nanny” doesn’t alone IMHO express killing anything at all? Thanks for reading, I hope you found this interesting.