Do Teenage Boys Need To Look on the Game To Find Out the ERSB Rating On a Game?

Tia Nicole - posted on 11/25/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




It's Okay If your teenage boy likes to play games but you'll be afraid if your 13,14,15,16,17,18 or 19 year old boy will be running into the wrong ERSB Rating.


Ev - posted on 11/25/2014




As a parent of an almost 18 year old son, I waited to get him a game system until he was about 14. Then he was only allowed games I would permit him to have. Halo games were not allowed for almost another year. He has since gotten games such as Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, Most of the Halo games, and a lot of others that contain violence and some have sensual themes but he was a lot older when he was allowed them. I got him trained to bring me the game boxes of those he wanted to look them over and their ratings. There are only a few that I will even allow within the house and he knows it and does not push me to allow the ones that I do not want in the house. And because I trained him to do this he still comes and asks me about mature games even though here at the age of 17 he can go buy any game he wants to. The catch is this; Its my house and if I do not like stuff that the game has in it he can not have it. He knows this and respects it. Its how someone parents their child.


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Sarah - posted on 11/25/2014




Kids are so over exposed to sex and violence today, it pervades every aspect of their lives! Why do kids even need gaming systems! If they do have one, at least make it age appropriate.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/25/2014




Any RESPONSIBLE person purchasing a game will purchase one with an appropriate age rating.

If you have older kids who you allow to play more mature ERSB rated games, then its your parental responsibility to keep those games out of the hands of the younger set.

Plus, I hate to point it out, but once they hit 18, there is no longer an age restriction on ANY game, and they may purchase and play at will (if they can afford it). At that point, they're adults, and you cannot control their actions.

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