No, minecraft teaches children to burrow deep into a fictitious earth, in search of worldly gain. They are accosted by undead, witches, and use magic. They deface god's creation the entire time. If you value your child's soul, I suggest you not purchase it for him.
I love it! I think it's great for that age! You can build stuff and you collect gold and stuff and at night zombies come out so you have to build a shelter and if you're out when the zombies are the game is over. So my opinion is that it's great!
Yes, I'm I used to think it was boring but I started playing it and its really fun, it actually teaches you math. Like the height, volume, length, and it teaches you how to survive. It may be addicting but I would buy it for him.
That is one of the best games to get any kid. I don't play it too much but it makes them think creatively and has just enough fights and deaths to give a boy that satisfaction of "haha I'm the hero!" Also the violence is super cartoony all in all it is a wonderful game. Just be careful with online worlds other players like any online game may not stay their tongues and cuss.