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Do you let your kids play video games with shooting?

My son is 6, and I let him. I don't see the big deal, he understands its pretend. Some people make such a big deal.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • My 6 yr old is a Call of Duty master. He amazes my husbands friends, he's that good.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 12:38 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Yes, but I don't let them play the more graphic looking ones....
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 12:39 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • my 4 year old daughter doesn't play, but she watches daddy play COD. at first i didn't like it but she really likes watching.. she is sort of his cheerleader when he plays now.. LOL.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:40 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • We usually let him play James bond,call of duty, san Andreas
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:41 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • yeah,the Lego ones not ones with realistic graphics
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:43 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Yep I do. 2 are grown and so far neither have them have actually killed anyone. My 11 yr old also does.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 12:43 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • my 8 yr old does, i think as long as they know the difference between pretend (the game) and real life. and most kids know its just a game and for fun.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • i think its fine, a lot of people think im a bad parent because i let my boys play shooting and fighting games, and i let them "fight" each other, and "shoot" each other... they are boys and they are just playing.... they know its never ok to hurt someone out of anger, and if i ever find out they hit a girl i will beat their little butts.... i think as long as they are taught right from wrong then why not let them play any "games" that they want to play....
    lilliedoll

    Answer by lilliedoll at 12:50 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • I think it is fine. I let my son play the Call of Duty games too. He loves them. It seems to me if we put to much emphasis on trivial things then they just want to know more about it and do it more often. They are only games.
    vishuz1

    Answer by vishuz1 at 12:52 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • No. A lot of parents think their kids know the difference, but studies show differently. My kids can play the lego games or very cartoon games (Mario, etc.) but ones that look like actual people shooting - No. I have no problem with guns, my husband owns several, but I don't like my kids talking/thinking about actually shooting other people. My husband plays COD, but only after our kids are in bed.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:02 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

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