By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Apple Computer recently removed a disturbing application / game from the App Store called Shaken Baby. The premise of the game involves a graphic of a baby crying. When the i phone is shaken, the baby stops crying and two red Xs then form over the baby’s eyes. It is a sick joke of a game with truly no viable punch line. While we live in a country of free speech, private companies like Apple have the ability to censor improper, immoral, and unacceptable content. While Apple for some reason initially approved this game for download, Apple eventually came to its senses and removed the game / application from the App Store.
Child safety activists like Patrick Donohue, founder of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, were upset with this application and wrote a letter to Steve Jobs and others at Apple in protest of this application. The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation is dedicated to children suffering from Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries.
The dangers and lifelong injuries that result from Shaken Baby Syndrome are no jokes and significantly affect the lives of the children and their families for a lifetime. This application / computer program really has no redeeming value and should have never even have been approved for download through Apple’s App Store.
You can read more about this story at Apple Pulls Shaken Baby i Phone Application from the App Store.