Our children and video gaming: Students playing Call of Duty: Black Ops
This is a very violent military- themed first person shooter in which players use a wide variety of weapons and explosives to kill hundreds of enemies in the campaign and countless more human-controlled avatars online. It features violent interrogations, graphic melee combat, and lots of blood. This visceral nature of the action and combined with its complex Cold War narrative leave little doubt that is was designed for an adult audience. It is not appropriate for children. Games rated “M” are not for pre-teens, but 18 years of age and older. Parents need to look at the rating set by the gaming industry before you buy this for your child.
Rating Categories of video
EC- Early Childhood- Content is intended for young children
E- Everyone – Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
E10+- Everyone 10+- Content is generally suitable for ages 10 and up May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
T- Teen- Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
M- Mature- Content is generally suitable for ages 17 and up. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
A- Adults only- Content suitable only for adults ages 18 and up. May include prolonged scenes of intense violence, graphic sexual content and /or gambling with real currency.
St. Angela Merici Parish School has no one older than 15 in the school. We advise our parents to be pro advocates and respect the ratings that are printed on the games to be suitable for our children’s ages.