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Nine year old enjoys watching Yogscasts bad language means I have to stop him

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chillifeet Tue 12-Nov-13 17:48:27

Like many 9 year olds, my son is a Minecraft addict but also loves watching Yogscasts. He can now watch them on our family TV (on YouTube) and the bad language is atrocious. I am sure this wasn't the case when he and his older brother started to watch them a year or so ago and that gradually the language has got worse. Minecraft is for kids, or so I thought, wish I could do something about this.

Rosencrantz Tue 12-Nov-13 18:27:40

Minecraft isn't for kids.

Kids play it yes, because the content is fairly universal.

But it was never developed as a children's game, and just as many adults play it as children. Its appeal is its ability to transcend generations.

Thus, teenagers and adults interested in Minecraft might swear. It is your job to filter your sons content, not Minecraft's - because it's not a game designed for children, nor claims to boast a family friendly community.

Shut it down. Stop him from watching the stuff that you don't want him too. Give warnings, then follow through with punishments. Help him find a more child friendly alternative.

bundaberg Tue 12-Nov-13 18:34:52

ds1 also likes watching minecraft things on youtube and he knows that if there is any swearing it goes off immediately.

however, over time we've been able to subscribe to various people on there who produce child-friendly (or at least non-sweary) videos, which it might be worth you trying to do?

NoComet Tue 12-Nov-13 18:38:17

A 9 year old is quite old enough to know what a swear word is and that they mustn't use them themselves.

Hearing other people using them doesn't cause them explode, if it did there would be no younger siblings left intact.

ProfYaffle Tue 12-Nov-13 18:43:03

Agree with starballbunny. My dd1 (also 9) watches them and the language makes me wince, however, she knows about swearing and what swear words are and also knows it's not polite to actually say them. It helps that dh and I don't swear either she doesn't hear it in every day life (apart from at school!) so it's quite easy for her to separate rl and tv stuff.

NoComet Tue 12-Nov-13 20:40:02

Also, I confess I do swear. DH doesn't

It was good for shock value at school occasionally (I'm bright and not behaving totally like a teachers pet was occasionally useful, not that I'd have done it in front of the teachers. (This is a long time ago when swearing would stil raise eyebrows even amongst the less well behaved DCs).

My DDad swore at his boat outboard pull start and snapping propelling pencils, nothing else.

He was a draftsman and a new edge on a pencil spoilt the look of lettering.

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