posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:31 AM
Perhaps the comments I'm about to make aren't really conducive to the flow of this thread, but they are relevant all the same.
I am informed from someone I once met - someone unable to work because of a chronic heart condition - that in his average day, generally, he'll spend
up to and often over 12 hours of online x-box and playstation gaming. While I appreciate he finds it a stimulating interaction, it fascinated me no
end that he enjoys to waste his time on these non-real events, but what was intriguing was his opinion of the ''competitive'' and ''uncensored''
nature of the online interactivity with people from all nations, not just Americans. Being a Brit, he only commented that Americans tend to take it a
little more serious than most nations in his experience, but generally a person playing these games can be exposed to anything from a physical threat
to something as trivial as name calling.
Personally, I don't understand the appeal of gaming, never will either, I do believe in the censorship element here, but vigilance, surely OP, is
something you as a parent and guardian must practice out of responsibility if anything. No one is telling you what you want your children see, do or
experience, but a more prudent approach should be to consider what it is you're allowing your children to be exposed to in the first place?
I accept my opinion might be out of line, but I gather that although you make reasonable point and observation, the very principle is undermined by
the fact that you've already mentioned that your child is below the recommended rating.
edit on 29-11-2010 by BAZ752 because: (no reason