Playr2 survey – 64% of parents don’t check age restrictions before allowing their children to play

Saturday, 14th April 2012 18:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

According to a survey conducted by UK website Playr2, of the 1221 parents who participated in the questionnaire with children aged 17 or younger, 64% said they didn’t check the ratings on the game box to see if the game was age appropriate for their children.

Of those who admitted to not checking the ratings, 55% said they “did not think age restrictions mattered on video games.”

When asked if they were concerned over their child playing a game with an 18 age restriction, 51% said “no”.

Participants were also asked if they felt violent games could possibly make their children more violent with 61% responding “no.”

The site’s founder, Simon Kilby, said the findings were “really surprising” considering ratings were given to games and other medium “for a reason.”

Thanks, Kotaku.




  1. minxamo

    The other 36% check, but let the little shits play it anyway.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. pubert

    This about right, most of the time when I sold a game to a parent they barely knew what the game was about let alone what rating the game was. Often I was educating the parent about the games, most the time the parents would reconsider the purchase, when it was for a you kid. This would have made the corporate and other managers above me angry because I lost the sale of a $60 game. This was often Thea problem bacause the were more interested in the short term sale and not the long term connection with the customer.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. focux007

    Unless they’re playing Resident Evil or Eternal Darkness then they can’t go too wrong on the Gamecube.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. idonthaveaname

    Look, I know its there for a reason but, it really has no effect one some children I mean like 1 out a 100000

    #4 2 years ago

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