To be shocked that my friend lets her 7 and 8 year old boys play...

(82 Posts)
jenniferalisonphillipasue Mon 29-Jul-13 23:06:37

Call of Duty on the xbox?
I am not one for games consoles etc but I am certainly not the console police. However I was really shocked that when I took my son to play at my friends house this morning her eldest son said he wanted to play CoD. I thought maybe he meant some kind of role play but there by the TV was COD2 (rated15). I was really shocked by this.
I really don't want my ds exposed to this kind of stuff. How do I go about saying this??

TheFallenNinja Mon 29-Jul-13 23:09:26

COD 2 will be the hot topic in the playground right now I suspect

Fakebook Mon 29-Jul-13 23:11:01

Don't take your son there? It's none of your business.

PurpleGirly Mon 29-Jul-13 23:16:22

I'm with you OP can't believe the games some of my DS's friends play (9).

phantomnamechanger Mon 29-Jul-13 23:24:35

my DS is 8 and i worry about play dates now- all he plays at home is kids games from FRIV and cbeebies etc

I am sure some of his peers have been exposed to what is IMO inappropriate films and games - especially those who have games mad dads or teen age brothers

luckily I am friends with his best friends mum and know she has her head screwed on right and similar views to mine.

cephalicdream Mon 29-Jul-13 23:27:23

Itsillegal to buy them underage so why is it legal to play them underage

gobbledegook1 Tue 30-Jul-13 00:36:54

Anyone playing Call of Duty underage is a child protection issue that Social Services would act upon as abuse.

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 00:59:28

Social Services would get involved??

Dizzydummy Tue 30-Jul-13 00:59:41

I don't think ANYONE should be playing these bloody stupid voilent playstations games, let alone some impressionable 7 or 8 year olds. Bad parenting IMO

AnnabelleLee Tue 30-Jul-13 01:01:01

Oh christ, some people talk shit on here. no, ss would not see this as abuse, and would not act on it. Cop yourself on!

StuntGirl Tue 30-Jul-13 01:25:41

Sigh. This again.

There's absolutely cock all wrong with the game in and of itself (well, aside from the fact that it's shite), an adults are free to choose whatever games they like to play. I have read books with far more horrific content than any game I've ever played.

The key word is adults; it's 18 rated for a reason although with many things in life other parents will parent differently to you. You make your own choices.

If you're so concerned perhaps play dates at your house are the way forward.

gobbledegook1 Tue 30-Jul-13 01:34:20

AnnabelleLee I had a meeting at my son's school a few weeks ago with his teacher, she raised concerns about his dad allowing him to play games she didn't deem entirely appropriate for someone generally of his age let alone of his understanding (he's autistic), concerns I've been raising for years but have previously been ignored. My Ex's response's included how they weren't as bad as some of the games his friends were allowed to play such as Call of Duty, the teacher stated that she would hope his friends were not playing such games and that if they were he should consider reporting them as the school had been informed by a social worker that they are to report any cases where they know or suspect a child within the school to be playing this game as it is considered a serious child protection issue due to its highly graphic content.

tittytittyhanghang Tue 30-Jul-13 01:38:15

Pahahahahaha. SS. Interested because an under age child was playing CoD. Mn makes me laugh sometimes, it really does.

Op imo it depends on the child. Some children realise this pile of shite game is exactly that, a game. Other children (according to mn posters) will be scarred for life, and grow up to be socially inept adults intent on murder.

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 01:39:04

Oh phew, I don't have to hide behind the couch every time the door knocks/phone rings in case social services are going to take the children away.

We have that game at home. My children are less than 15/18 whatever the rating is. They rarely play it. When they do it doesn't seem to have any effect on them. I tell them to play it with the volume down, that's all as I think there is swearing in it.

I know I will have a thousand people on my back telling me how terrible I am, but anyway.

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 01:41:04

I do draw the line at Grand Theft Auto though. That is a big no way jose.

Kiwiinkits Tue 30-Jul-13 02:00:49

Don't you want to protect their childhood Russian? Is it that hard to do? Why not just say no? I suppose you let them watch horror films and things too. Well, good for you. Parent of the year.

Kiwiinkits Tue 30-Jul-13 02:04:38

SS wouldn't get involved with the mother mentioned on here the other day who was swearing and verbally abusing her kids in public, calling them stupid little c*nts and so on. Doesn't mean she's a great mum. It's obvious she's a crap mum. Same goes for letting your kids play or watch things beyond their years. Whether SS will get involved is not the acid test for deciding whether an action constitutes good parenting or not.

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 02:06:05

No, they don't watch horror films 'and things'. As you know very little about me, please don't make assumptions on my parenting skills, thank you!

Kiwiinkits Tue 30-Jul-13 02:09:47

Just a minute, I just have to go and turn the volume down on the porn that's on the telly. Just in case there's swearing in it. Be back soon.

ddubsgirl Tue 30-Jul-13 02:09:50

We had letter home from school about this an that any child overheard talking about playing these games would have names passed on to ss sad

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 02:16:51

Ok Kiwiinkits, you enjoy yourself!

Don't you just love a smarty pants.

cantspel Tue 30-Jul-13 02:19:28

COD 2 was released in 2005 and nothing like the later Black ops Cod games. I t is a WW2 army game. The graphics are shit by todays standard and it is not at all life like.

RussianBlu Tue 30-Jul-13 02:28:10

Its a very boring game, you walk around for ages shooting at the sky, the ground, anything really, occasionally you come across another solider. It rarely gets used. But I'm a bad parent who isn't protecting her children. I also don't turn the news off for war related things.

cantspel Tue 30-Jul-13 02:28:52

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469287/

For those of you who dont know the game watch the clips on the above site. It is like a a 1950's war film

cantspel Tue 30-Jul-13 02:29:20

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