games in the uk usually only receive a ban when they contain real sex scenes andor gratuitous violence. Bbfc age ratings are compulsory and backed by legislation, taking effect 128 it is illegal to sell, buy or rent, but not import, a game that has not been classified by an approved age rating organisation in the uk. Ten reasons why children under the age of 12 should not play violent video games. By cris rowan on july 31, 2018 in child development, technology and children 24 comments video games are a ubiquitous form of entertainment in todays children and youth, and while fun and exciting, video games have a dark side that parents, teachers and clinicians can no longer afford to ignore. There has been a lot of debate on whether video games should be banned or not. In this article, you will find effects, and the pros and cons of banning violent video games. Jim mathesons (d-utah) bill would restrict sales of games with an adults only or mature rating. Dem lawmaker introduces bill to ban sales of violent video games to minors thehill skip. Federal legislation proposed to ban sale of violent games to minors us representative joe baca (d-calif. ) introduces a bill that would make selling or renting video games to minors a federal crime. The bill is aptly named the protect children from video game sex and violence act of 2003. In the uk this has included games like manhunt 2 (because it was excessively violent) and postal 2 (because of gory violence). Sometimes individual stores will ban the games from being sold (such.). 10 banned video games that shocked the world whatculture gaming. The cartoonish nature of some games, such as overwatch, invite children to want to play them at an early age. Go to apps, games & media and switch block inappropriate apps, games & media from off to on. Under allow apps and games rated for select the age limit you want to apply to your child. When your child requests to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the always allowed list, which is under content restrictions.