Over half of parents let their children play 18+ rated games

Over half of parents let their children play 18+ rated games

Sampling over 2000 parents from across the UK, the survey reveals the stark difference in parental perceptions of games compared to other media. 86% of parents admitted they do not pay attention to age restrictions on games, compared to just 23% who stated they don’t follow similar guidelines for films. Indeed, just eighteen percent of parents said they would let a ten-to-fourteen year-old child watch an 18-rated movie.

 

The survey sampled parents of children aged between five and sixteen, 53% of whom were boys, and 47% were girls. Roughly three quarters (73%) of the respondents were mothers.

 

“What’s interesting is that the majority of parents follow film age ratings, but when it comes to video games they maybe aren’t as strict. It’s important to remember how impressionable children are; if they see behaviour or language in a video game or movie, they may mimic it.”

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Taber83

Not surprised in the slightest.  Parenting has gone downhill.


iubjaved

Taber83 said:

Not surprised in the slightest.  Parenting has gone downhill.

It surely did surprised me, every parent that i ever came across to, they are pretty much conservative in that aspect.

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Oneal2016 edited

Well, really depends on the game e.g C&C Generals became rated in germany, while other titles with "gore" and "WMD's" stayed rating free.

"It’s important to remember how impressionable children are; if they see behaviour or language in a video game or movie, they may mimic it.”  - Yeah that's then....you know "parenting" comes into play, if you teach your kid values, morales and respect, games and movies won't make a "serial killer" out of your kid, not that they do in the first place.

 


jonjon23

A lot of parents don't really have a clue about age restrictions in games, whilst their children who do won't say a word, even my brother who has 2 children will let his boys play games which are rated 18+


iubjaved

jonjon23 said:

A lot of parents don't really have a clue about age restrictions in games, whilst their children who do won't say a word, even my brother who has 2 children will let his boys play games which are rated 18+

Parents be like '' what PG?'' xP

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Andrej Kalinin

It's not 18+ game like 18+ game. Sometimes, it depends on the genre (sexual, bloody, violent etc..).


zlatenin

jonjon23 said:

A lot of parents don't really have a clue about age restrictions in games, whilst their children who do won't say a word, even my brother who has 2 children will let his boys play games which are rated 18+

Even if they "do well" on their parenting it's still an extra need of attention when the internet or videogames are involved. Not many workers will have enough time on their lives to take care of everything.


Falaras

Not surprised, but I don't think it's that bad, I have friends whose parents let them play 18+ games since they were 7 years old, and they're very peaceful, without a single personality issue.

Also, these ratings are a joke, I have to be 16 years old to join the military, get a 5.56 assault rifle (only blank bullets for now), train to kill people but I have to be 18 to play Call of Duty, these ratings are a bad joke.


iubjaved

Pendrogami777 said:

Awesome :)

 

How is this awesome to you? :/

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Sever393

Спасибо за инфу!


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Over half of parents allow their children to play 18+ rated games without supervision or knowledge about the game, according to a recent survey conducted by Childcare.co.uk.

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