Do you think this is appropriate for kids this age?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Is this game appropriate for 6 & 10 year old boys?
    Yes : (15 votes)
    4 %
    No : (342 votes)
    96 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    My vote is absolutely NOT okay!  That has a rating of 17+?  Then you shouldn’t have it until you’re 17+.  I’m sorry, but how irresponsible.  Soem of the content in that game is horrible.  When I see my FBIL (13 now) playing it and laughing about killing cops and hookers and whoever else, it’s really irritating to me.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Um, no.  Agree with the above poster.  It has a rating of 17+, so I would think no one younger than 14-15 should be playing it.  I think there is also a lot of foul language in it, smoking, drinking, etc. 

     

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    While I personally enjoy the game, I don’t think it’s appropriate for kids.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Definitely, definitely not.

    As a woman, it would be difficult for me to allow my sons to objectify women like this at ANY age (even ‘virtual’ women). 

    This wouldn’t be an acceptible game in my home.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @rachelmichelle:  +1

    Honestly, I don’t think this is really acceptable for any age.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My answer is no, but not just for the sex!

    Even if the game didn’t include those scenes I would think it would be inappropriate for kids to play a game with that much violence against other humans.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Bad parenting….very bad parenting!!!!! WOW…just wow…!

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope! Not ok – at all. I’m also not a prude but that’s just unnecessary and tacky. 

    My little brother is now twelve, and some years ago (3 or 4) he picked out a Grand Theft Auto game. My mom had no idea, but I told her I know for a fact you can purchase prostitues, see them perform, and kill them to take your money back (seriously, google it). She returned it immediately. 

    IMO, No person needs to play a “game” like that – regardless of age. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Definitely not appropriate. There is a reason games and films have age restrictions on and I am fairly certain those boys are nowhere near it!

    Post # 14
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    3573 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    No way.  My husband plays that game and had our toddler on his lap once while playing.  I was pissed.  He told me he didn’t let him see the scenes you’ve mentioned, but the main character runs around with a gun the entire time anyway.  I don’t want my kids to see that much violence.  My almost teenage son isn’t allowed to play it either.  

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Not appropriate.

    This is one of the biggest challenges of being a Parent (realize you are not there yet… but might be in the future)

    Coming to understand that not every other Parent has the same values / boundaries that you will have

    My rule of thumb was if something had an “Age” on it, that was the age I adhered to with my Kids… UNLESS I was around to make a judgement call, or add in appropriate info / have a discussion

    AND I WOULD NEVER… falter from the advertised age on it for anyone else’s kids

    (This is how this became an issue for us in our household, when we found out our Kids were going to sleepovers and watching PG-13 stuff, when they were still in single-digit Birthdays)

    Grand Theft Auto V is Rated M (17+ in North America).  It does so because it has what is listed as potentially objectional material including… Blood & Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humour, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, and Use of Drugs & Alcohol.

    It also has a highly controversial section called “By The Book” which has the players choose methods of torture to a Character named “Mr K”

    Torture is not something I’d want to be introducing as an element to a Non-Mature (able to understand the difference between reality and non-reality) Person and certainly not a kid as young as these Nephews.

    Sorry, cannot for the life of me say but “What the H3LL are these Parents thinking ???”

    This won’t bode well for the future… as they try to Parent these kids and teach right & wrong.

     

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I just want to know who the two people are on here who voted yes… 

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