I regularly play various games over an on line gaming community .And almost every time I play I am matched up with a child that is under the recommended age for whatever game I am playing. Thankfully, some games intended for adults don’t easily let kids sign up for an account. Much like in Situs Judi poker online where no misbehaving kids are around.
In some cases these kids behave as they should,as kids.But in most cases they are loud,rude,aggressive and unfortunately sling profanities at anyone who will listen.It is not that these are bad kids it is.It is because this is the way online gaming can be and they have been exposed to this.They believe that in order to keep up and to somehow seem mature and intimidating they need to act in the same way that the worse older gamers behave.
Most of the time someone in the game will speak up and tell the said child to be quiet ,to act their age, or that they shouldn’t act in this way.But normally the child will be confronted by a equally immature teen (and even at times a adult)and will be mocked and tormented for the remainder of the game.This in turn only makes the child act out even worse in competition over who can outwit,out swear and basically bully the other into submission.
I am a parent myself of two boys.My oldest is 11 and does play games online.But he plays solely with another child his age that I know.They play together in private chat and generally play games suited for their age.He is not allowed to talk to other gamers.He is not allowed to play games that are not suited for his age group.And he is only allowed to play in the family room where we can be present as he plays.
I think alot of parents do not understand that by allowing their children to play these games they are unknowingly subjecting their child to very harsh language and extremely aggressive game play.These games have ratings for a reason and gaming in a online gaming community is a high risk environment for a child.Not only is there intense swearing at times but your child could also hear vivid descriptions of sexual and/or violent situations.I have been present at times where a child is confronted by a teen or again even at times a very sick minded adult who wishes to express to the child graphic detail of sexual situations in order to have a good laugh at the child’s expense.
As parents we would allow someone in person to speak to their child in this manner and would we not go off on anyone who did so.So why allow your child to hear this online?
Parents should understand that just because their child is home with them innocently playing a game on their PC or Console does not mean they are safe.A large gaming community cannot monitor all language and behavior in their games.It is up to the parents to decide what is appropriate for their children and if they are unsure they should experience it for themselves first.
I am not blaming parents , I am simply stating that parents should know that this is how online gaming can be and they should investigate any game themselves before they allow their child to play in a online setting.