Gunplay on the School Playground

Gunplay on the School Playground

.... when I noticed during the winter of last school year that many of the children in my class were frequently engaged in play that revolved around guns I was completely distressed. I was disturbed by the sight of children pretending to kill each other, making “pew! pew!” sounds and yelling “You’re dead!” Admittedly, I felt some judgement that this play, which seemed to be heavily influenced by media about which I felt skeptical, could not be offering the children anything substantial.