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    A bit of background. I've never been in to sci-fi or computer games(if you take the odd bit of Tetris out of the equation). Dd will be 4 soon and dh thinks it's ok to let her watch the Star War movies and let her "help" him with some computer games. Apart from anything with S3x and related activities he feels as long as it's not R18 anything is "fair game" and I'm the one that's being unreasonable. Plz help as I'm scared of anything harming DD and dh and I are not going to see eye to eye. He's a little peeved at all the negativity that playing/watching violence increases violent behaviour and he's never hit/hurt anyone in his life. He's also adamant that he watched movies/tv/played computer games and suffered no ill effects. What can I do?

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    I would be worried about DS (he's 4) getting scared and having nightmares.

    As for violence, he sees that in Shrek and other similar kids cartoons.

    Most movies are rated PG/M etc as a guide. Parents can view the guide and make their own judgment.

    My Dh wouldn't like Ds watching violence, e.g. fighting on the news, or a movie where some one was getting 'bashed up' as it might scare Ds rather than being worried about him repeating the behaviour.

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    Thanks I'm worried about her being scared too!! She asks for a light to be left on now which is only a recent thing.

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    We only do G rated movies etc and will probably change when DS is 7???
    School says there is a huge amount of evidence that > 20 mins is detrimental to kids - google will help.

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    I think it is good to use your judgment. While I would never let my kids (5 and7) play games like gta. My 7 yr old has one R rated game. It is zombies U. It is so stylised and he wanted a game he could kill zombies as his dad (my ex) put on a zombie appocolypse movie and my son wanted to learn to kill zombies if they attack.

    I used to work in a video game store so played the whole game through and deemed it appropriate for MY CHILD.

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