Friday, April 24, 2009

Never Shake a Baby - Even on an iPhone


The folks at Apple really goofed! In the quest to have the neatest and coolest apps for their iPhone and iPodTouch, they actually approved a game where you shake a baby. The Baby Shaker iPhone app made it all the way through the Apple approval process and they released it for download. The game shows an animated baby who is crying, and you shake the iPhone until red X's appear over the baby's eyes. Whoa! They call this a game?

After angry parents and children's organizations demanded answers, Apple removed the app. This is an example of a serious lack of common sense. Maybe the Apple staff is too young to have good judgement?

Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious health concern. Shaking a baby (also called shaken baby/shaken impact syndrome or SBS) causes a form of inflicted head trauma. Shaking a small child can kill, blind or paralyze and head trauma is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States.

Needless to say, a game like this is grossly wrong. Thankfully, there are other fun games you can play with your iPhone.

Top 10 Apple iPhone Apps

  1. StickWars
  2. Flight Control
  3. Pocket God
  4. iHunt 3D
  5. ParkingLot
  6. Leaf Trombone
  7. Playman Track
  8. Flick Fishing
  9. Tweetie
  10. Camera Zoom

7 comments:

HugeMD said...

You're kidding me, right?

ERP said...

I cannot believe they would approve that.

Linda Leighton said...

How appalling!

Isaac said...

The army inside our bodyShaking a baby never heard this?

tracy said...

That is like soooo not funny.

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Scott said...

Jesus Christ... the world needs to lighten up a bit. Actually a whole lot. If you have nothing better to do than get your tampon in a wad over this app, then don't download it. Seems simple enough to me. Do you think it's going to breed dangerous baby-shaking parents? If so, then it's your own fault AS parents in the failure of raising your child to be a parent themselves one day... now that's as simple as it gets.