If you are 10 and you steal a toy parent has final say? I don't know what that means.
I'm saying the child is still the one who is going to get in trouble with the law. Not the parent. In the U.S.A at least, the child will be charged with the crime and face legal punishment.
My point about the "personal liability doctrine" is regarding this robotic mantra we site about "personal responsibility." If suddently we start sending parents to jail for crimes committed by their children, you throw that doctrine out the window. That wont ever happen because of the political dogma we preach. Do a mental exercise and consider what starts to unravel there if you start charging the parents. Parents that are both working just to provide basic necessities. Parents that say "Why am I responsible? I see my kid one hour before school and one hour before bed!" Everyone else has more influence on my kid than I do! If these parents are still ultimately responsible for their childs actions then it's for no logical basis other than they are the legal guardians.
What other reasonable basis is there?
My position is that all of society must be responsible for the welfare of the children being raised in it. This includes media producers. And to be clear (and to reitterate for the xth time) I'm not just talking about video game violence. I'm talking about media in general. I'm not talking about violence either. I'm talking generally about virtues and vices that children pick up.