CS Global Offensive – Violent first person shooting game.

“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” (CS:GO) is a first-person shooter game that involves violence and killing other players.  The game has been rated as suitable for players aged at least 17, (ESRB).  While the game is not inherently harmful, it can be a cause for concern for parents if their children are not properly supervised or if they spend too much time playing the game.                                                                                            

Here are some reasons why CS:GO may be harmful for kids:

Violence:  CS:GO involves a lot of violence, with players using weapons to kill other players. This can desensitize kids to violence and may lead to more aggressive behavior in real life.  The graphics are quite realistic.  Blood and gore may prove distressing to our younger children.

Addiction:  CS:GO is a highly engaging and addictive game that can be played for long periods. This may lead to excessive screen time, neglect of other responsibilities such as schoolwork, and lack of physical activity.

Online interactions:  CS:GO involves interacting with other players online, which can expose kids to inappropriate content or interactions with strangers, leading to safety concerns.

Mental health:  Excessive gameplay can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Overall, parents, grandparents, and guardians, should carefully consider whether CS:GO is an appropriate game for your children.   Take into account their age, maturity, and values.  You should also monitor your children’s gameplay, set limits on screen time, and talk to your children about the game’s content and potential risks.  It’s important to remember that parents have the ultimate responsibility for what games their children play and how much time they spend playing them.

This is a popular first-person shooter game.  It involves teams of players competing against each other in various game modes. This game is quite popular, with many youth, and even parents playing together.  It does not have heavy profanity, nor has sexual graphics, so here is an explanation about CS:GO, how to play, strategies.

How to Play CS:GO:

Objective:  The objective of CS:GO varies depending on the game mode.  The main modes include Bomb Defusal, where one team plants a bomb and the other team tries to defuse it.  Hostage Rescue is where one team rescues hostages while the other team defends them.

Gameplay:  Players choose a team, terrorists or counter-terrorists, and work together to complete the objectives.  They can purchase weapons, equipment, and armor using in-game currency earned through gameplay.  Communication and teamwork are essential for success.

Strategies:  CS:GO requires strategic thinking and coordination.  Players need to plan their movements and communicate with teammates.  Tactical decisions are plentiful, such as when to attack, defend, or use special abilities.

The Dangers involve the Violence, Addiction Levels, Online Interactions.

Parent Controls and Strategies:

CS:GO is rated for players ages 17 and up. Parents should consider the maturity and age appropriateness of the game for their child.

Communication:  Maintain open communication with your child about their gaming habits and experiences.  Discuss the game’s content, potential risks, and responsible gaming practices.

Time Management: Set limits on screen time and establish rules regarding when and how long your child can play CS:GO. Encourage breaks, physical activity, and engagement in other activities.

Parental Controls:  Utilize parental control features on gaming platforms and devices.  Manage access, screen time, and in-game purchases.                        Click here for platform information for controls.

Monitoring:  Regularly check on your child’s gameplay, observe their interactions with other players, and ensure they are playing in a safe and respectful environment.

Education:  Teach your child about responsible gaming, online safety, and the potential risks associated with excessive gameplay. Encourage a healthy balance between gaming and other activities.

Throughout this website, it is stated over and over:  Seek Mental Health Specialists.  Understand, Monitor, and Communicate with your children about these games and apps.  Certain ones should not be played.  Teach your children about the dangers of online games and apps.

Realize Technology has Rocketed way past your understanding, and hence, our children’s understanding, respect, and awareness.

Note – ESRB – Entertainment Software Gaming Board.    https://www.esrb.org/