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A Parents Guide For Video Games

I came across a resource for parents that I think you should know about.. if your kids like to play video games, that is.

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Fellow tech blogger Jason, at 404techsupport.com, wrote an interesting review – which is how I came to learn of it (thanks, Jason!).

“If you’re a parent concerned about the video games that your kids are playing and would like some help making sure they’re playing appropriate games, be sure to check out the What They Play website.

What They Play is a site with the intent to make parents a little less clueless about the video games their kids are playing or are begging to play. Utilizing but going well beyond the ESRB ratings that you may already be familiar with, What They Play is a great resource for parents that explains without demeaning them.”

I not only agree with his statement, I think you will enjoy his whole article, so I am providing the direct link: What They Play – A Site Explaining Video Games to Parents.

I encourage parents to read it. And then click the link he provides and visit this website.I give them both two thumbs up!

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November 5, 2010 - Posted by | computers | , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. TechPaul,

    This is great… A “good” parent will (and should) take advantage of this. A “bad” parent, and I’ve seen ’em, will sit right there with the kid playing the “mind warping” stuff.

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | November 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Ha! Well, I chuckled. (I imaginated up a parent getting scolded like a puppy. “Bad, Parent. Bad.”)

      Video games, and their sometimes graphic content, are one of the “hot button topics” that the media likes to stir up occasionally. Are we raising a generation of blood-thirsty, incapable of human empathy, psychopaths because of video games? Well, I don’t know. But I do know, that some games are Rated – M for darned good reasons. And I do suspect, that some parents cave in to the child’s pleadings and let Junior have Shotgun Mayhem IV – Rivers of Gore (because it IS the hot game of the season, mind you) at much too young an age. (And if you don’t buy it, Junior will just go over to Timmy’s house..) And I think it may have some consequences as yet undetermined.. Possibly.

      But, I applaud the folks at What They Play, and I hope parents will find it as helpful as I think they might.

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      Comment by techpaul | November 5, 2010 | Reply


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