Parents need to be very involved, and I'm glad that there is a ratings system. However, we do have to dig deeper. My kids played one M rated game at fairly young ages; the M rating was due mainly to a hack (which my kids weren't going to be capable of) that rendered some NPCs naked. Evidently it was easier to change the game from a T to M rather than fix the code. (Sorry I can't remember which one that was; there have been so many.) When the boys were younger, we approved some T rated games and rejected others.
My older son, now 17, sometimes gets frustrated because he's always playing the good guy in games that have different paths. It seems he can't shake his good values, even in a pixelated world.
Adam Lanza was supposedly diagnosed with Aspergers in addition to his (dangerous) video game habit. Online, my Aspie will shoot just about anything. However, around the house, he won't kill a bug.
So I suppose I'm a member of the bad parent club.
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