Would you trade your video game for an ice cream cone?

How much does your kid like their violent video game? More than ice cream?

The question is taking on real relevance in Marin, where county officials are partnering with Ben and Jerry’s in an effort to get those violent games away from kids.

Marin’s DA is partnering with the ice cream maker Jerry’s to host a toy/virtual gun buyback aimed at children, who get ice cream in return instead of cash. The initiative is meant to raise awareness for the real-life problem of domestic violence.

“As we know, domestic violence incidents almost always have children present and these children develop over time imprinted images of the family violence,” wrote Marin County DA Ed Berberian in an op-ed. “These children then carry those experiences into their adult lives and often repeat the pattern of violence in their own family units.”


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