Don't you think those games have bad influence on our children

United States
July 31, 2010 11:50am CST
Lately, I saw a friend of mine playing one those role playing game in his Xbox. I don't know what is the name of the game, but he is a criminal, or terrorist of some sort. He can threw grenade at the shopping mall. Attack the security guard. Loot the stores if he wants; etc..... All the criminal activities he can committed too. This game might satisfied those people with those criminal mind if they can't commit it in reality. But it is way to dangerous for our children, do you think? Sometimes, I do know friends will share those games to each other, and no doubt my little nephews do the same too. What if they get the chance to play those games, that is not so good for their mental health I believe. Such games like "Grand Auto Theft". Also role playing I guess, a guy can steal cars randomly from the street. Is that a right game for our children to play with?
3 responses
• China
1 Aug 10
We can't judge people's personalities easily from the games they play.We can't force our children not to play these kinds of games.But I believe that a mature person can always distinguish the difference between reality and internet.With good and sufficient education,I think this violence trend mentally can be avoided absolutely by their parents.What't more,I think these games probably are good for draining their emotion and pressure off to some extent.
• United States
1 Aug 10
Well, I am not judging them are bad person because they simply play those games. All I am saying is that those games might have bad influence on our kids. Don't you think it is a little too much for them?
• China
1 Aug 10
Yes,in this area,I agree with you.These games have influence on our kids.But it is unrealistic to restrain them not to play these games if they are interested in them.It always happens the more we control,the more they are becoming obstinate.All the parents can do is trying their best to educate them in a correct manner.It shouldn't be preaching or powerful prohibition.
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
31 Jul 10
I am against such games. I don't allow my 9 year old son to play these games but they are very addictive and it's very hard to keep the kids away from those games. I have noticed that these games make my son aggressive. When I tell him to stop playing he may cry at me, not obey and act very violent. So it's better to find some educational games for kids rather than those aggressive ones.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
31 Jul 10
the same can be said for violent movies which I think are just as equal when compared to violent video games.