Especially younger gamers.
What games do you let your kids play?
Do you check the ratings before?
I am surprised by how many parents don't realize the ratings system on games is there for a reason. It's like they don't even know it exists. Which is sad, because there are a lot of games out there that are totally not appropriate for children.
Such as L.A. Noire. Senseless violence, sex, drug use, foul language, crime. Why would you want your child to play a game like that????
Or Grand Theft Auto. Same theme as L.A. Noire. How about Left for Dead? Assassin's Creed?
My son is 10, and he always wants to play these nasty gross violent games because his cousins get to. I'm sorry, but I don't want him playing these games. There is nothing good or wholesome about them. Especially not when there are so many other better nicer games out there. It's really hard to protect my son from seeing these games being played when his cousins (his dad's family) get to do pretty much whatever they want. I can see why he thinks it is unfair. But he understands and goes along with my rules. I know he watches them play these games when he visits them. I wish he wouldn't, but I'm not there so not much I can do about it. And his dad doesn't think it's a big deal. Well it is. It is NOT just a game. It simulates real-life situations. And if it isn't okay to kill people, do drugs, steal things, and so on, in real life, then why should it be okay to play a game that has all of this in it??? NO.
The ratings are there for a reason, and as moms, it's our responsibility to look out for our kids.
Do you look at the ratings and contents of games before you let them play?
What kinds of games do your kids like and how old are they?
I'm just curious.
Answer by zoejains_momma at 5:01 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:20 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by girlglow6 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
Answer by sherribeare at 3:49 PM on Jun. 28, 2011