This always gets me, everytime I tell a parent that GTA V has nudity and strong sexual content in it they don't even care. Violence I dont even bother mentioning because they always say "oh they see that on TV." I dont know whos in charge anymore, parents or kids.
@Potatowhiskers, plot twist: millennials listened to their parents who were too busy trying to get their kids to leave them alone to care what they were buying to shut their kids up and now here we are, 50 year old proud parents of effort trophy winners wondering what happened...
@orion55, I dont think its a millennial/boomer issue. My only working theory is that a vast majority of people just dont care about what their kids do or intake. Ive literally heard the line "we did worse back when I was a kid" from a 40 to 50 year old man. I suppose people dont care enough to raise their kids to be better.
@Potatowhiskers, probably, but I feel like the internet has something to do with all of this. Parents are just handing kids access to the entire world at their fingertips in a way nobody had dreamed of before. So not caring what their kids are doing gets to a whole new level, since they’re literally exposed to everything.
@orion55, 100% agree with that one.
@orion55, it's actually terrifying how much is easily accessible to kids. My friend had the adult content filters on w/ the YouTube app on his xbox because his 8/9 year olds will sometimes watch stuff on there. His daughter found this kid-like chibi animation where a shadowy figure sneaks into this like 5-y.o.'s bedroom and has sex with her "but you can't tell your mommy okay?"
Her dad and I were both like "WTF IS THIS TURN IT OFF" when we noticed (we were playing MtG at the kitchen table and I happened to glance up) but that she could find grooming-style stuff like that through filters is just. Yeah. terrifying.
@OopsIEsploded, unfortunately those filters are all based on tags or people reporting videos. So there's a lot that slips by. Parents today have to be more active and vigilant with what their kids are doing online because the whole world is at their fingertips. But a lot of parents don't want to because it's so much work.
@Potatowhiskers, neither. We’ve given over all control to the “authorities”... aka the government
@iLikeBigBooks, some parents do but then all these crazy parents tell you your kids are going to be warped by not seeing (fill blank). This is after complimenting how well behaved and respectful the kids are 20 minutes earlier. Gen X parents are lazy, non-parenting idiots who raised millennial idiots that are now telling you that child rape, lgbtq, and suicide is ok if it’s a cartoon
@Gothem, to be fair to the parents here, not a single fvcking parenting book until literally this decade ever had to mention how to convince your child that just because they’re a boy it doesn’t mean they’re a boy... unless they feel like one... in which case it’s 50/50 at best so the child doesn’t sound bigoted when they believe they’re a boy...
I wish I could come up with a top comment. Nah I’ll wait for someone else to comment then upvote them
@Eltrompetista, hey there. I’ve got a top comment delivery for a ‘eltromp-‘... uhh how do you say this?
As a gamer, when I have kids I'm going to enforce that rule as I will know full well what games are okay for my children if they play video games
But that’s why kids want to play those games
I had parents who sat with me when I first started playing video games. Even with games like Halo (and I was like, 8 at the time), even if they didn’t quite understand the controls they’d play with me because I wasn’t taking the violence away from the game, I, much like every other person out there is taking in the FUN factor of playing games.
Honestly, it’s just an excuse for bad parenting when the “games make kids/people violent/sexist” arguments come out the woodwork.
side note...mmm dat mamma
While I agree with the post, be wary of the esrb and their ties to the esa. Their recent microtransactions labeling is a late response at best. While I don’t agree with everything Jimquisition says, and I don’t particularly like his presentation style, he has good videos on this subject. That is all, rant over.