The main idea is that people are talking about when it is appropriate for children to play M-rated video games.
The tone of this article is one that has a lot of information, and goes in depth about what has been going on in the argument. The purpose seems to be to inform people about when it would be appropriate for children to start playing M-rated games.
The argument is that a child should be at least thirteen years old before they are allowed to play M-rated games. There is discussion of whether or not all games should just have a rating on them for everyone to know what type of content is in the game, and how some people think that there should be different ratings for different ages.
What is the M rating for video games and what do they contain that makes them inappropriate for minors?
M-rated video games require that a person be at least thirteen years old to purchase or rent, and there is no one under seventeen allowed to play them. The rating is for players seventeen and older. M-rated games contain violence, language, nudity, sexual content for anyone under the age of seventeen since they are not mature enough to handle it.
How can you tell if a game is rated M-rated?
Some games have a label on the front of them that says if they are appropriate for children or not, but some do not. It is best to look at reviews online and find out what the ratings mean before you purchase a game without knowing what it contains. There are web sites dedicated to informing people about video games and their content. Sometimes the store where a person purchases the game will have a sign posted outside that says if children are allowed in or not.
Who decides which games get the M rating and who decides what the rating entails?
The ESRB, or Entertainment Software Rating Board, is a group of people that determines which games get the M-rating and what it contains. They are made up of parents as well as executives from all types of video game companies. The board takes into consideration how offensive a person thirteen years old might consider a video game, and only give the rating if they think that it is necessary.
Are there any benefits to playing M-rated video games?
Some video games can teach a child about decision making, teamwork, and how to interact with others. There are also many fun activities in M-rated games that children might not be able to do in real life. Some of the games have educational material written into the story line so that a person is learning while they play which could encourage them to want to play more.
How can parents make sure their children are playing M-rated video games?
The best way for a parent to make sure that their child is not playing an M-rated game is to keep it out of sight, or better yet, do not allow them to purchase any game that they are not old enough for. If a child is going to borrow a video game from a friend, they should make sure that their parents know what it contains before allowing them to play it. It is important for parents to set boundaries and limitations on the video games their children are allowed to play, and which ones they purchase themselves.
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In conclusion, the article talks about how it is appropriate for a child to play M-rated games when they are at least thirteen years old. The argument is that all video games should have a label on them for parents and children to know what type of content they contain before allowing them to play it.