Children and M-Rated Games

Why are parents everywhere letting their children play M-rated games like this and Grand Theft Auto? I think that's VERY WRONG! I mean, both this and GTA have excessive violence and frequent strong language.

 

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 8 Applies to:

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Because they're stupid.

Because the parent has the right to choose if they want their child to buy a rated M game or not. A label doesn't dictate how a parent should treat their children... However, this explanation ties in with Gameshoes' answer: Parents are stupid, and normally let their children get away with anything.

My son has been playing COD MPs since W@W, when he was 5. There was some cussing in zombs, but nothing worse than he is gonna hear at public schools. He is 9 now and still plays COD MPs. Rock music and video games dont cause violence................................../facepalm.

^^Ill also add that I have enjoyed video gaming since I was his age. I had PONG to start, then Atari, Intellivision, Koleco, Nintendo, Sega, N64, Sega Genesis, Playstation, PSII, etc. Look at the progression of video games since then. Graphics, sounds, online play, friends, etc. There was no way I was holding that experience from my children. Video games are great fun. Games are not meant to babysit, etc.....He does something wrong and he will be grounded from games, as should be. But for the most part, we are a gaming family.

The game might be rated M.  But I find that xbox live is rated X  .  

So which is worse the game actions and scripts depicting a virtual non realistic world where you can get shot by a hail of bullets and hit a button and spawn back into the game action

or the online community of trash talking, racist comments, porn audio  etc.  from real people of all ages.

I'm an adult with no kids so to each his own, and not all the online community does the above some are pretty nice.

Because COD, Gears, GTA, etc. are the new babysitters.  Instead of spending time with their kids, they let COD do it.  Then they act like "Super Parent" when someone says or does something to hurt wittle Johnny's feewings.  

Carralo also hit it on the head.  It's already a poor decision, correction lazy decision (IMO) to let them play a game like COD then they let them have the headset and we all know what great humans are in this community.   They find out a kid's in the room, the cursing and vulgarity gets magnified.

^^Its not poor parenting to let kids play COD. Ill note most of the time hes in a party with 9 year old friends (but Ive heard just as bad stuff said). My son will even take off the headset when he hears it. Its not funny or "cute" when people act the Dbag, and he doesnt like to hear it either. Mute works great too.

They let minors play We Dare in Australia.

TAP..spot on..uneasy..you are a disgraceful parent..do you let your kids watch adult horror/violent movies as well..you may as well if your letting them go on a game at that age that allows your kids to blow someone's head off..iw are just as bad..they know its more or less an adult game yet they develop the game for kids because thats where most of the money is..what a world we live in..and people wonder why some kids grow up and do it for real, its called..LAZY PARENTING!

My kids do watch some horror flicks, so what. I have them raised well enough. Probably better than YOU were raised, just saying. (I doubt my kid hangs on a forum acting the Dbag all day).

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