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Children & mature video games BRiATCH ♥ 1 child; California 3497 posts
14th Jan '13

Do you think it's ok for a child to play adult video games?



Does it depend on the maturity level of the child?
Is it a no-go regardless until a certain age?
Is it ok in incriments? With supervision? Can they even just watch it?



Just curious as what the range of opinions are.. GO :)

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
14th Jan '13

I don't really consider it to be okay for my kids. I do allow them video game time, but-games more along the lines of Little Big Planet, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, Sly Cooper---more cartoonish games.



I wouldn't &don't allow realistically violent games, and if I'm going to play an adult oriented game, I do so when they're in bed or not around.

Brittanie Blokker-Brandt 2 kids; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 320 posts
14th Jan '13

I don't even want my husband d saying them around my kids... But h he a talkie an idiot when he plays sometimes...

♥. 2 kids; making moves in, TX, United States 1114 posts
14th Jan '13

I wouldn't let my child play mature video games until a certain age..

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
14th Jan '13

my brother doesnt really get affected by the whole violence thing on video games. never had he could always tell diference from game and reality..exept grand theft auto my mom let him play that way to early.......he always had a additude problem when it comes to games and addiction of playing those games my mom always explained to him it not realt you dont do it in real life ...just she always let him play it all day everyday ...not a good idea

★Momma Dee★ 1 child; New York 5788 posts
14th Jan '13

No I wouldn't let my son play those games at 8 and 9 yrs old like alot of parents do. I would let my son play when he's an older teenager.

Lucy♥Benji 2 kids; California 25026 posts
14th Jan '13

Well, I wouldn't even let my husband play games in front of our daughter who is now 3. He did a couple times and she now has extreme anxiety about any games on the playstation or xbox. I had to tell my dad he can't play those games around her either. I won't let my son play "mature" games until he's much older.

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
14th Jan '13

Depends...
Mum used to hate me any my middle brother playing games like Resident Evil (we would borrow them from friends, lol she wouldn't buy them) and we were like.. I dunno, over 10, early teens? But we were also mature, knew it was just a game, etc. but we were also not really scared, there were kids the same age who couldn't play them for that reason.
It really depends on the kid, I think.

BRiATCH ♥ 1 child; California 3497 posts
14th Jan '13

These responses are basically what I expected.

I'm curious because my step son (who is almost 7) play Black Ops/Black Ops 2 with DH allll the time lol too much if you ask me. DH used to play at night but we found out my step son would sneak out and watch because he was so interested. After him getting punished for the whole sneaking around thing, we decided that maybe he could handle it & let him try. At first I had a problem with him playing that type of game at his age, but I'm starting to back down. He enjoys it a lot and understands that it's just a game, etc. etc. (that has been made very clear) and now, he's kicking DH's butt! (which I secretly love) lol they really bond over it actually..

Idk.. I still feel funny about it, but I only get so much say. It's obviously regulated and he doesn't play as often as I made it sound earlier.. I was just wondering if any other kids around that age play similar games. My guess is no lol

Lucy♥Benji 2 kids; California 25026 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting BRiATCH ♥:" These responses are basically what I expected. I'm curious because my step son (who is almost 7) play ... [snip!] ... as I made it sound earlier.. I was just wondering if any other kids around that age play similar games. My guess is no lol"


Yeah I personally wouldn't be ok with that. But with the way my husband is I probably will try to keep my son away from video games for as long as possible.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22822 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting BRiATCH ♥:" Do you think it's ok for a child to play adult video games? Does it depend on the maturity level of ... [snip!] ... Is it ok in incriments? With supervision? Can they even just watch it? Just curious as what the range of opinions are.. GO :)"


No. I used to play a lot on a big multi-player game and often thought that there was no way kids should play.
I think it's irresponsible.



~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~ 17 kids; Connecticut 15826 posts
14th Jan '13

I'm not a fan of video games. I grew up without them and as far as I'm concerned, they're not necessary for my daughter to own either. I don't plan on ever having a game console in the house, but if she wants one when she's a teen, that's up to her. But really, I don't see the point in blowing a ton of money on a bunch of graphics....I'd rather buy her things she can build with her hands etc We don't even watch tv, most days the tv is never on, so it wouldn't be a good use of money for us....we're not very technical people LOL However, I might get her a leapfrog eventually, but I'm afraid she'd break it...she's an absolute hulk :lol:

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
14th Jan '13

I am a bad Mom, I let my kids (14 and 7), play COD and Halo.
I take the mike out so they cant hear all the cussing from the other players.
I was pretty proud when my son got a nuke on MW2.

BRiATCH ♥ 1 child; California 3497 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting DisneyMommyTTC#3:" I am a bad Mom, I let my kids (14 and 7), play COD and Halo. I take the mike out so they cant hear all the cussing from the other players. I was pretty proud when my son got a nuke on MW2."


Hahah aw, I was hoping there would be a 'bad mom' out there! I am so not familiar with the game but DH gets pretty proud of DS too lol

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting DisneyMommyTTC#3:" I am a bad Mom, I let my kids (14 and 7), play COD and Halo. I take the mike out so they cant hear all the cussing from the other players. I was pretty proud when my son got a nuke on MW2."


I don't think anyone's a bad mom for it-I'm just not really comfortable with all that violence planting itself in my kids' heads so young (they're only 6, 4, and 2 ).I'm not really crazy about those kinds of games for myself, either, though.