Instead of Taking Away 'Call of Duty,’ Swedish Dad Takes His Kids to Israel

Carl-Magnus Helgegren wanted to show his children what a real warzone looks like, and to teach them that war is not a (video) game.

Violent videogames have kept parents and teachers worried for 20 years, even if researchers differ about whether they should be. But in most cases, the parents settle for reprimanding or grounding their offspring for refusing to detach themselves from “Call of Duty” or “Counter-Strike.”