How do i convince my mom to let me play GTA V? (I'm 14.)
here's my argument: at age nine, i could handle playing GTA III almost daily. the game is rated 'M' so that a child can't walk into GameStop and buy it without parental consent. Just because a child is enthralled with some media that is violent or sexualized in some way doesn't mean they will automatically mimic that behavior. Yes, it's full of violence. But so are plenty of other games/movies/TV. Strippers and sex? We'll put all kinds of violence in movies and TV shows for kids but god forbid they see a breast. If GTA V is the first place your 14-year-old sees a breast then you have the most computer illiterate 14 year-old on the planet. Drug use? Please. The drug use in GTA is either mild or over-the-top; users are either slightly hazy or experiencing full-scale hallucinations too cartoony to be believed. The game doesn't glorify it or talk about it very much at all. Most of the game is about stealing and robbing people, an action that most children should know is wrong by the time they reach kindergarten. Or murdering. Again, something most kids have a handle on by the time they enter school. I'm about to turn 14, and my friend says he might buy it for me one my birthday.