Always Keep An Eye On Your Kids: Violent Scene Displayed At The Toy Store

I wanted to say good morning to you all, however, this article is not along the lines of what’s good in the world. Rather, a warning to all parents out there.

I thought that toy stores, being a place for kids, is a more or less safe place to be. However, yesterday, we found this “Call of Duty” collector set displayed among the other kiddie toys.

Apart from this being a war zone, if you looked closely, you will find a man pointing a gun at another. Behind this, a man was pointing a what seemed to be a bloody knife at another befallen fellow. Truly a disturbing and violent scene.

A couple of months ago, news came out about children’s-show-turned-violent on YouTube channels. So, for us it was imperative to – 1. to set the child settings on youtube, also download YouTube for Kids, and 2. limit and keep an eye out on what our daughter watches.

Should you see any, please flag the YouTube team. See this article by the BBC News – YouTube to restrict ‘disturbing’ children’s videos, if flagged.

Now, with all these, it is truly a need for all of us, parents, to always keep an eye out, follow, and be involved in whatever our child/children is doing, wherever they may be, literally. Perhaps, up until the age when they can already make proper and responsible decisions for themselves, maybe 12? or 15? or even 18!

What do you think is this age going be in this generation?

All in the name of safety and guidance. My husband and I would rather be more careful, than have these images corrupt the young mind of our daughter.

How about you? How do you keep a safe environment for your children?

About Coach Emile Therese

Emile Therese is a Gallup Certified Strengths-Based Coach and Head of People&Culture. She is graduate of the University of Philippines in Diliman with a degree in Psychology, majoring in Developmental Psych. She is happily married and they are blessed with an amazing daughter. In her spare time, she loves engage in enlightening and heart-warming conversations and friends, read book (and people), write, crochet and travel (update: more of just a walk about these days) with her family. More about Emile.... She believes that values and character ought to be taught as early as possible and that these are key to community and nation building. This was also how she and her siblings were brought up by their two awesome parents! She is a Certified HR Professional who advocates employee engagement in its entirety. Emile believes that true employee engagement rests on the pillars of basic human needs and in ensuring that process and leadership basics are in place - the employee engagement imperatives. She hopes to contribute to making this world a better place for all of us now and the next generation. She loves sipping tea, conversations, reading and writing. The latter gave birth to two blogs - Purposeful Parenting Journey ( and Engagement Imperative (

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