The Issue Surrounding Underage Gaming

Many people may have read articles in the news about underage gaming, and how violent videos games can influence young people and their behaviour, and it begs the question ‘is enough being done to prevent underage gaming?’

Game stores will ask for ID but that’s not always the case online, and it can be relatively easy to buy a game with an 18 rating if you’re a child or a teenager. Many parents will buy their child video games; perhaps not knowing that it is an 18 or not caring, and those parents are partly to blame.

Games can affect behaviour, and so too can films, and many will feel as though it should be made more difficult to buy a video game with an adult rating. It’s certainly difficult to prevent, especially if adults are buying children these games, but more can be done to outline the risks and dangers with underage gaming.