I’m often asked about certain video games by parents. Boys can be drawn to video games like a moth to a flame. As with all of technology, it’s important we continue doing our research.
We need to know our sons individually, study development, set healthy limits, make sure they balance screen time with movement and being active, and do our homework. There willalways be certain games that are simply not good for boys at any age under any circumstances (think Grand Theft Auto). Games that promote anti-social behavior like driving under the influence, stealing, killing policemen, beating and raping women should never be options for boys.
The folks at Common Sense Media put together an annual list of the Most Violent Video Games and what to play instead. Take a look at their list for 2015.