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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrianna
    Saying that if they don't get it at home they'll get it elsewhere is a copout. Fact is up to a certain age childrens main influence is the home and what they are exposed to there. This is the same age that is NOT supposed to be exposed to such things. If it's not in the home when they do run into it elsewhere all you have to do is explain that it's something they will learn more about as they get older. Beleive it or not most children are fine with this explaination. When they're not THEN you can explain it to them.

    Does it affect them? As a mother I can tell you, YES! I had to ban wrestling and all fighting games from my son because he was to young to understand that it's just a game. At that age they DO what they SEE. Once he got a younger brother it became even more important that he not try and wrestle or fight with the baby. I'm about to have to ban him from the TMNT cartoon because he has started jump kicking people. And before you think I have an unusual child, I don't. I compare notes with several mothers and they have had the same trouble.

    Children under the age of 8 do what they see and don't understand the difference between reality and fantesy sufficienty to judge what is and is not appropriate behavior. If you don't want them to do it don't let them see it.
    Yes I'd have to agree, but I am not a mother .. I am a mere 16 year old, and I am pretty sick and tired of hearing everyone praise GTA. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I don't see any purpose in such games like GTA. Sure, it's fun to go for a joyride once in awhile, bash some skulls in the game when you need some calming down, or what not. But hell, I have a younger cousin who's what, 5, and his brother, 3, who keep on headbutting me in the, er, lower area of my body, just because they see it on TV. Young children do mimic what they see elsewhere, so parents now have to keep a sharper lookout for their children. But as far as sex goes, it does sell .. all too well ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by geishagallows
    Im against children playing video games other than those involving strategy.
    I personaly agree with that but there are one more game type that I would add to that. RPG games aren't that bad, even if they involve some violence but games like Neverwinter Nights (and others D&D based) just keep your imagination running and they also make your nerves last longer...
    But when it comes to games that include sex and porn I would say strict NO if my child would ask me to buy that kind of game.(I don't have child, yet)
    I personaly think that we should turn our consentration to Our children upbringing instead of criticizing other parents for their work...


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    Its true sex does sell all too well as you said but i think its the parents fault and the sorroundings of the kid. If the kid is sorrunded by these thing like sex then of course it does, also his friends and the people he hangs around with the parents are at fault for not teaching them other wise

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    Parents are strictly responcibile for what their children do at home. However, unless a parent keeps the child indoors 24, 7 without ever turning on a tv there's not a lot that can be done.

    What makes me sick is the media know exactly what they are responcible for. And couldn't care less.

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    Sigh...it sells cuz lil kids see that their older peers are playing it and it seems fun at first but then they get addicted to the game and want even more....Of course it effects the kids in some way..i mean its not like their gonna play it and think nothing about it...they will talk about it to others jus like them and soon some idiot WILL try something from a game jus cuz they wanna act cool....especially the sex part.....i consider that to be way too inappropriate... :Thumbd:

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    Yes, i agrees' it's the parents fault for letting their children buy such sexuality based games. But in some kids there's a lot of other factors that come into play. I wouldn't just stick all the blame on games. Alot has to do with the media... Even commericals these days are sexuality based
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    Well I do think Role playing games are the way to go when the choice must be made. Seeing as how this allows them to use their creativity and such (as most Rpgs let you make decisions, choose weapons, magic, armor etc.) it would also help them further with strategy and the such, keeping their minds active, not sucking them into the pleasure of blowing off someones head! (My recomendation would be...heh, I guess the early final fantasy series, Legend of Mana, and Suikoden. All simple, yet strategy-infusing games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaderabbit
    Yes, i agrees' it's the parents fault for letting their children buy such sexuality based games. But in some kids there's a lot of other factors that come into play. I wouldn't just stick all the blame on games. Alot has to do with the media... Even commericals these days are sexuality based
    Well what do we all expect? Its an adults world. These same kind of conversations can be brought up when you talk about how its ''a mans world'' (im not sexist, girls are magnificent! lol) either way, the media will do things as they see fit as long as they make money, and they wont care if its to the inconvenience of young'uns/females.

    I don't care what anyone says, unless you jail your children in the homeplace, they can get there fleshy hands on anything. You can't stop your child from doing what they want when they go outside. You can try to enforce rules, but if they really wanted to, they'd get it anyways.
    Even if stores stopped selling those ''certain'' games to children, (witch they will not do) it wouldn't matter.
    The child would simply go to a friends house and play the game at his/her house.
    some say it depends on the parenting skills, the child, the stores selling the games. those are all factors, but I think the best solution is to just get through it until they grow up. wether that be banning TMNT so they dont jumpkick they're classmates, or threatening them with punishments if they are caught with a game. everyone is different.
    (no offense to you parents, who stand strongly behind your parenting ways.)

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