Hey everyone this is a blog about girls games and boys games.
Hope you like it!!
I got an ipad (added by Mum – it’s MY ipad, missus. You are just allowed to share it when I’m not using it!) a couple of weeks ago and I was going through the games and I searched games and it came up with girls games so I clicked on it have a look. I counted how many girls games there were focused on girls appearance, there were over 200! I was amazed and some of them focused on babies appearance!
The girls games were all about appearances – nail bar, hair salon, make up artists, model design, fashion. Almost always the girls on the front are white and really thin. You hardly ever see girls with black or brown skin or girls who aren’t really slim. The background colour in the games are always pink or purple and they have stars and hearts decorating them.
I also looked at boys games and they had loads more exciting games. The boys games were full of action, you can look after a shark – I play that game, but the App Store thinks it’s only for BOYS!! Boys games had skateboarding, bikes, bmx stuff, stuff that looks cool and isn’t just about making someone look pretty.
I’ve put some screen shots at the bottom of this so you can see what I found.
I think games should be just games – games for kids. They should have a mix of colours and boys should be able to play in a salon and girls should be able to bmx. Games should look like the kids who play them – not everyone is white some people are black some have brown skin some are a mixture. Not all girls have long hair not all boys have short hair. We can look how we want not what a game says we should look like.
All kids should be able to play all games and the games should look like real kids. The world will not end if games are made like this. In fact the world will be much better.
I hope you like it!!