Those who have seen the Japanese movie ‘Battle Royale‘ (again based on a novel of the same name) have already encountered this theme. So have readers of the short story, ‘The Lottery‘ by Shirley Jackson. Even those who have heard of the Greek legend of King Minos of Crete asking defeated King Aegeus of Athens to send seven boys and seven girls to the Minotaur – a half-man, half-bull monster.
For many parents the movie came as a surprise. They were surprised to know that the book was already very popular among the teen audience. Should the movie be shown to young kids is a very controversial topic.
In an article on the subject by Joshua Gans asks a very pertinent question: And what age is appropriate? When ever a parent encounters a life situation that can be harsh on the kid, the question in their mind is: at what age will exposure to this situation appropriate.
We at Gungroo join the parents on this journey. A partner to a parent who is guiding the kid online just like they guide them in real life.