Electronic craptures are becoming more and more common, and as more people find them useful, some people are using them as a means of addictive entertainment.
Dublin’s Electronic Craptures app has become the latest to add electronic games to its list of games that are banned from childrens play area, despite a ban on the devices being in place in the capital.
Dublish’s only game-playing area is known as the National Gaming Centre, but a ban there is currently in place because it is believed that the games are too violent.
Dubbed the “Eddie McGuinness” crapture, the games have been banned by the Dublin District Court for more than a decade, and there are currently no plans to remove them.
“The ban on electronic crapturing is a decision we have taken to ensure the safety of children at the National Game Centre,” the city’s licensing and standards authority said in a statement.
“There is no need for children to play this dangerous and addictive behaviour at home.”
The ban has been criticised by Dublin City Council, who say it has failed to protect children from the crapturising games.
“It has no effect on the safety or welfare of children,” the council said in an emailed statement.
“Children have the right to a safe environment, and to enjoy these games in a safe, controlled and responsible way.”
Electronic games such as Minecraft, which is often played on a tablet or mobile phone, are not banned in the city, but their use is restricted to designated areas of the capital such as the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Royal Irish Constabulary building.
Dubland is the only city in the UK where electronic craps is allowed, according to a spokesman for the Department for Education.
“A ban on these types of games does not stop young people from enjoying these addictive and addictive games,” the spokesman said.
“In fact, the more these games are available to children, the safer they will be, and the healthier their lives will be.”
Dublin has banned all electronic crappurising devices, but there are many electronic games that still remain available in the Irish capital.
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