Video games influence on children.

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  1. Brandon Williams profile image59
    Brandon Williamsposted 10 years ago

    Do you think the parents of children should be held accountable when some children get ideas from violent video games? Or should the makers be held accountable?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Parents - no parent should let a child play a video game that is rated Mature - at the very least they need to play the game to see if it suitable.

      1. Brandon Williams profile image59
        Brandon Williamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree, most development teams and companies do follow the ESRB which parents do not follow, and allow their children to play age restricted video games.

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agree with Simey - when people deliberately misuse a companies product it is not that companies fault and they hold no (ethical) responsibility.  They obviously hold a legal responsibility - we would not be the sue happy society we are, with warning labels for everything possible, otherwise but that doesn't make it right.  Having deep pockets should not be a crime.

  2. atechwiz profile image64
    atechwizposted 9 years ago

    Parents should be responsible for a child's upbringing.  This does not just apply to video games.  Cartoons, movies, television, and music all have the ability to influence children in the absense of actual parenting.

    1. Souther29 profile image77
      Souther29posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree with this. Children (especially in the first few years) are like sponges. They absorb an insane amount of knowledge so yes parents have to be careful what children do and watch. It's less to do with them being accountable and more on the individual as they grow up I think. If you are an unrounded individual or easily influenced then you have personality traits that could develop in antisocial actions. Parents have to raise their children but it's up to the children as they grow as to whether they follow the guidelines or rebel. People are accountable for their own actions.

  3. Willsummerdreamer profile image64
    Willsummerdreamerposted 9 years ago

    I agree with everyone here. Parents need to act like parents and monitor what their kids take in, weather it be video games, music or whatever. They are responsible for their kids, not the entertainment industry.  I also find it funny, in a very sad ironic sort of way, that it was parents that demanded that there be a rating system on video games in the first place, and now that they have it, a large portion of them just ignore it. Its thoughts like that makes me fear that my generation is past all hope lol.

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    The research in TV violence  showed the important factor was involvement of and discussion with a parent, not what was on the show.  I suspect games are similar.

  5. TNT Husky profile image63
    TNT Huskyposted 9 years ago

    I believe some parents have a tendency to blame all but themselves when their child develops habits or tendencies they don't want their child to have. This is usually directed toward media forms. In our case, video games. back before the age of video games, it was directed toward tv, and it's not likely to change with the evolving media, no matter what that media may be. In the end, It's simply the fact that the parent didn't actually sit down and communicate with their child.


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