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Sorry. If you answer the poll please explain why or why not. If i had a 16yr gamer i would in fact let them play. My parents didnt care about the rating and i turned out fine. Im sure my child will be able to know the difference between whats right and wrong in the real world.
I said yes, my kids play with the volume down and usually just drive around, they think its the funniest game ever... Its actually known in my house as the "Funny Game", not GTA..
I'm usually in the room while they're playing and if they start deviating from the normal routine, I let them know. I have really good kids though, they never use bad language and they absolutely know whats right and wrong. My boy is 7, my girl is 11. For example, if they notice the volume isn't down all the way and they hear a curse word, they quickly turn it down further.
Some may agree, most will disagree, I believe it really comes down to how well you know your kids and boundaries.
While age should certainly be a factor in the decision by a parent of whether or not a specific video game is appropriate for their child , the child's overall character and sense of morals should be taken into account as well (though, obviously, some ages are just too young no matter how understanding their moral fiber seems to be).
What may be perfectly reasonable for one teenager, is not necessarily appropriate for another of the same age.
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