|#||Artist||Song title||Lyrical content|
|2||Sheena Easton||"Sugar Walls"||Sex|
|3||Judas Priest||"Eat Me Alive"||Sex|
|4||Vanity||"Strap on Robbie Baby"||Sex|
|6||AC/DC||"Let Me Put My Love into You"||Sex|
|7||Twisted Sister||"We're Not Gonna Take It"||Violence|
|8||Madonna||"Dress You Up"||Sex|
|9||W.A.S.P.||"Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)"||Sex/Language|
|10||Def Leppard||"High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)"||Drug and alcohol use|
|11||Mercyful Fate||"Into the Coven"||Occult|
|12||Black Sabbath||"Trashed"||Drug and alcohol use|
|13||Mary Jane Girls||"In My House"||Sex|
|15||Cyndi Lauper||"She Bop"||Sex|
This all came back to me over a comment someone made to me about World of Warcraft and the perceived toll it has played on the time and safety of said commenters child. Every parent has the right to deem what is acceptable for their child, so I don't want to harp about that, but I do want to take a moment and make my own comments.
First, in my over five years of playing WoW I have never been unduly harassed or verbally assaulted by anyone. I have never had an individual attempt to socially engineer their way into my personal life or account. I use a mobile authenticator and strong passwords to protect my information. On the few occasions I have encountered an individual who I have deemed rude or idiotic, I have "ignored" them. I don't think that I have ever even reported someone, although I still get a chuckle over the supposed ten year-old who followed me around for an hour then asked if I would be his girlfriend.
The Mister and I have occasionally argued about the quantity of play time, but in the same way that one spouse would get annoyed that the other came home late from a party. The other difference being that instead of being out drinking, we were still in the same house together. My oldest youngling enjoys playing, and I allow him to do so with supervision. He has been warned about the "bad guys" who may be out there wanting to get information from him for a variety of reasons and knows that he should tell us if there are any issues. He also knows that he will not play if he does not follow our rules.
The fact is that there are idiots, creeps, and a**holes everywhere. To argue that MMORPGs are inherently more dangerous than say a trip to a theme park seems a stretch to me. If you teach your kids right and wrong, monitor their usage, and limit their playtime, I don't believe MMORPGs are the root of all evil. But that is just my opinion.