Video Games Caused My Son To Be Violent
[Games You Should Never Allow Your Kids To Play]
Carl and I have a 9-year-old son, Gavin, whose behavior disturbs us. He is our only child, and I don’t know where he got his violent behavior. His dad is very timid, and so am I. Lately, he’s been showing alarming attitudes, and we’re not sure what to do. His teacher even called to let me know he punched some kid just for borrowing his pen. His teacher said he didn’t want to give it away, but the other boy took it anyway, so he punched him in the face!
We tried to talk to him, and tell him about his act, but he seemed calm and not so worried at all. He can be unpredictable as he used to be a well-behaved kid, so this is really a puzzle for us. But then I remembered. Gavin started to act like this when his dad got him a PS4 for his birthday a few months back. I’m not a techy mom, and I was not paying too much attention to what he was playing.
I asked Carl if he could check Gavin’s games. To his surprise, he wasn’t aware that there were extremely violent video games installed in it. Apparently, his brother set up the games right after they bought it.
I have checked these games myself on the internet, and oh boy, they’re all gruesome! I don’t recommend them even for adults.
Here Are Some Of The Violent Games You Should Never Allow Your Kids To Play:
- Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game with loads of fighting, shooting, hitting, and theft.
- Dead Poolis basedon the superhero Dead Pool.
- Sniper Elite 4 is a shooting game with lots of morbidities. You will see organs explode as people die.
- Mortal Combat X is from the classic game but with more violence.
- Killing Floor 2 is influenced by The Walking Dead. There’s a lot of shooting and fighting for survival. You will notice that there’s no restraint when it comes to killing creatures unlike us.
- Resident Evil is based on the Hollywood movie Resident Evil where they’re fighting non-human beings.
Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t find these entertaining at all. Why do they make these anyway? These are all just games, but are we sure that our children can distinguish these behaviors from reality?
The next morning, I called my brother-in-law. He said he wasn’t aware those games are that violent because some of them are new. He just installed the games and forgot to remove the violent ones. No matter! I was still very disappointed because his dad should have checked the games in the first place. Imagine my nine-year-old seeing those horrible deaths! No wonder he was acting so violently.I blame myself for letting this slide. To think my son was just playing these horrifying games right under my nose!
As parents, it is our responsibility to be aware of all the activities of our kids. We can’t blame other people for our shortcomings. So for parents out there, please be mindful of what your children are playing or watching. There are so many means for all these bad influences to creep into our home and steal our children’s innocence. Be vigilant. Be very vigilant!