Post # 1
So this Saturday night while I was at work, my FI went to his sisters house to watch football with her husband & hang with his two nephews. so yesterday we were talking about how everyone was doing & laughing about how much fun he had hanging with the boys… then he tells me at one point he went downstairs to check on the nephews at half time & they were playing the new grand theft auto video game… But they were laughing/giggling so he looks closely & they are in the part of the game where they are in the “strip club” & my FI said there was literally topless naked animated girls grinding on customers & even the player of the game had to get a lap dance to pass that level or whatever it was. He also told me they were a taxi driver at some point in the game & a couple gets in the car and screws in the back seat while they are driving. so it got me thinking how inappropriate and too young these boys are to be seeing that shit and playing that?!?! (THE BOYS ARE 6 & 10) — it’s really been bothering me and I cannot believe they let their young boys play that game and laugh. i don’t consider myself conservative or prude by any means, but to me that is not ok. What do you bees think??
1. Is this appropriate for 6&10 yr old boys to play?
2. If not, what age of kids should be able to play this game?
just curious to see if I am just too uptight or if other bees agree on how they will raise/expose their kids to certain things!! Thanks bees:)
Post # 3
- 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
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 # 5
My FI WAS SHOCKED. Thank god he agreed. He said his brother in law yelled at the boys to get out of the strip club, but my point is why even let them have this game?!!! Seriously? I guess FIs sister bought them the game even though the father didn’t agree. I would put my foot down & destroy the game personally.
Post # 6
While I personally enjoy the game, I don’t think it’s appropriate for kids.
Post # 7
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 # 8
@Barbiestylez: No way. There’s a reason for ratings on games and movies.
Post # 9
Honestly, I don’t think this is really acceptable for any age.
Post # 10
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
Bad parenting….very bad parenting!!!!! WOW…just wow…!
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
I just want to know who the two people are on here who voted yes…