All my friends play teen-rated video games, but I choose not to. Are teen-rated games OK?
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“All my friends play teen-rated video games, but I choose not to. Are teen-rated games OK?” For the Strength of Youth, Jan. 2021, 30–31.

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“All my friends play teen-rated video games, but I choose not to. Are teen-rated games OK?”

Standards of the World

Payton Dunn January Question and Answer

“I also choose not to play teen-rated games. Some of them can be fun, but you never know what could happen. I play fun games with my family, and I feel better about not playing teen-rated games. The standards the world has today are not equal to God’s standards, and I want to be like Him.”

Payton D., 13, Nevada, USA

Listen to the Spirit

Miriana Boling January Question and Answer

“Do the video games have any profanity or immodesty? We should try to avoid these, because these things drive away the Spirit. Violence can also drive away the Spirit. Carefully and prayerfully consider whether or not you can feel the Spirit in your life when you are playing these games regularly.”

Miriana B., 18, Washington, USA

Representatives of Jesus Christ

Brandon Kreimeyer Question and Answer January 2021

“It is important to remember that we have taken Jesus Christ’s name upon us, so we are representatives of Him. In everything we do, we should ask ourselves if we are acting as He would and if we are bringing ourselves closer to Him.”

Brandon K., 17, Ohio, USA

Good, Better, and Best

Ash Hill Jan Question and Answer

“We should remember that there are always good, better, and best things we can be watching, playing, and listening to. Even if there are worse things we could be doing, there are probably more wholesome and uplifting things we could be doing too.”

Ash H., 17, Virginia, USA

How Would the Savior Feel?

“When choosing entertainment, I ask myself if the Savior would feel comfortable watching or playing with me. If the answer is no, then I don’t use that entertainment, regardless of its rating. There are many good games that can be fun and challenging and still invite the Spirit to be with us.”

Brigitte D., California, USA