Your children and online games
February 5, 2007 2:48am CST
My kids always ask my permission before they join any online gaming site. Sites that have basic flash games like www.addictinggames.com I let them join. When they ask to join a gaming site that has interaction with other people I usually refuse. My reason for refusing (though some people would think I'm wrong), is that I don't want to expose them to all the crude language and general nastiness of an online mmorpg (massively multiplayer online game). Luckily for me I found 2 rpg (role playing game)sites that do not have interaction between members. These are www.battleon.com and www.dragonfable.com . These are both free sites and are wholesome to boot hehe. My kids loved it. Anyone else concerned with what their kids play online?
5 Feb 07
i think one should give them a free hand and no restrictions to be imposed then they will start lying and go out or when we are not there they will try it out .instead take interest in those games and join them and involve yourself with them in these games and slowly change them to your side and make them understand the drawbacks of the game. it is time consuming but true patience will yield results .
5 Feb 07
hmmm, i can't think of any, cause im not an online gamer.. what i play is very safe for all ages.. haha.. remember the pacman? that still interests me.. there is also a game which is like hangaroo.. another one called PONG makes your interaction response quick.. to know what i mean, you can visit this site.. www.julijopisk.uni.cc it is not really a gaming site, it is an official website of a certain kid model and actor aged 6..
• Cebu, Philippines
5 May 09
Personally I'm also hooked up with this online games.. It's very nice for relaxation for some to spend time with your boyfriends to have something in common though. I know most of it contains violence but it's fun, just make sure that you will be responsible for you actions and for those parents you should always look out your kids. If you want to know my fave online game?Visit this www.eudemonsonline.com Through this online game my crush and i were dating for 2 years now.. and were still good buddies ^_^ and he doesn't know that i have a long time crush on him LMAOZ!!!
26 Apr 09
im thankful that my kid is still 6 and that he is not yet capable of escaping at home just to play online games. now that i have my net connection, he is fond of opening kiddo sites like barney and friends, sponge bob and the like. i also let him expose to learning sites for kids at his age.
• United States
12 Jun 07
I don't have any kids currently, but I play only one game on the internet. It is called Runescape, which a lot of us have probably heard about. If your kids want to play it, you should allow them as long as they have their chat to friends or off.
21 May 07
If you're worried that your children might be exposed to profanity when playing an MMORPG, don't worry; most bad words are automatically filtered when they are sent by players. Profanity should actually be the least of your worries. You should worry more about players who might trick your children to give them their items, money, etc through unfair means. This might be far more damaging for your children in this case than profanity. Moreover, you should remember the overall danger of interacting with people online, and that is they are interacting with complete strangers, and though most people will probably not bear ill wishes against their children, it is always a possibility. For instance, a stranger might offer items or money to your children in exchange for their participation in something illegal or dangerous. This scenario isn't likely to happen, but it does happen. Just tell your children to watch out for suspicious players, and it should be alright. MMORPGs are a great way to learn teamwork, responsibility, and friendship, and is one great way to have fun. Just don't let them get too hooked :)