It's good to know that less than a week after the Byron report came out the same old arguments on classification are being trotted out.
a) Didn't do me any harm
Cigarette smoking saved my life. Given there was less than a 0.1% chance of the event occurring recommending smoking just in case is not a good idea.
b) 14 year olds will get it anyway.
How many 18 films did you get into/watch when you were 14 (I'm assuming pre-download days)? It always happens. The point in the real worlds that 12 year olds might get stopped (and 14 year old boys might brag more than the reality anyway).
If instead of rehashing the same old prejudice you even bothered to look at current recommendations, you'd know that
research shows that _some_ games can lead to more violent behavior (and the same is true of films, stuff on the net etc). Not all and not everyone but there's a risk (ignoring scaring kids ***less which may not be great anyway.
The point is to educate parents to realise that this stuff contains what it does. That's one of the key findings of the Byron report.
I don't have kids, but I still like the idea of kids having a childhood and understanding stuff when they are ready to.