Do you think young kids should play M rated games.
Good question. Well, being a parent of two very young children, I will not censor them from M rated material. I'd rather them explore it safely and learn about it before going out and trying it with no knowledge. My parents kept stuff like this from me and it only made me want to see it even more.
The rating system is for parents right? Well I'm one, and it will not apply to my children. I will keep no secrets from them.
I think that the reason why kids aren't allowed to play a certain game or watch a certain movie or listen to a certain CD because society believes that it is influencial in how the kids will turn out. I think that if a parent instills dicipline, morals, and ethics, that the child will know the difference between what's right and what's wrong. I think that it should be up to the parent rather they want their children to do a certain thing.
Well, I've been playing first-person shooters since I was 6 years old and I turned out just fine... I think that if a game or song will push a kid over the edge, something's gotta be going on in there already. Quake doesn't make a kid go out and murder someone. But songs, I could understand... make someone listen to St. Anger long enough and they'll be pushed to the brink of insanity for sure.
FYI: I'm a big Metallica fan, so I think I'm a bit qualified to bash them.
Yes, the subliminal message is what counts. A feeble and unguided mind can, and has, caused harmful outcomes to many situations. Until one developes his own way of thinking, they soley rely on responses and attention from their parents (or gaurdian) and if they are corrupt, 9 times outta 10, the corruptness will trickle down the line in to the child. There's no plant without the root.
I think as a rule of thumb until they have their mind is less influenceable they should play M games. I'm not one to say it's a horrible thing and they'll become homicidal axe weilding maniacs if they play M games though because I played my first M game when I was 10
If the parent allows and the child is mature enough to tell the difference between right and wrong, it's fine. But if it is some kid that is always on the brink of going insane and is mentally imbalanced, and is irresponsible, then NO.
Damn straight. The parents have responsibility to set a good example to their children. I for one, though I can be a complete bastard at times, happen to know the difference between right and wrong.
I am a 17 year old, Caucasian male from South Australia who has ADD and Asperger's Syndrome, and I've been reared very well, I feel. Of course, this realisation only comes with maturity and acknowledging that while you may not always have thought that your parents were fair or right, you know deep down that whatever they've done to you has always been with only your best interests at heart....
Oh! I forgot.
Um, yeah, my parents were pretty firm on me not playing games like "Street Fighter," "Mortal Kombat" or "Doom," which I was spewing about at the time. But now, I don't think I'm any the worse for wear, and in fact, I don't think I'd have been any worse off if I HAD been allowed to play those 'violent games.'
Nothing more than an adult baby-sitter :rolleyes:
19th December 2003
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