its 2018, kids are getting more exposed to terrible and often illegal things everyday – with the internet open, it’s filled with things parents wouldn’t want their kids to see-- but that’ll eventually happen. when you’re about 12-13, you learn about sex (drugs and alcohol briefly) a lot in school. and they touch on it a lot. most people playing episode are girls, and honestly, i’m pretty sure they all know about the stuff considered bad; and i don’t think them reading a story which touches on sex will make them go out and do it. being 14 and not being able to access a demi lovato story because of the risk of ‘‘reading the bad stuff’’ is ridiculous
its like not letting your 15y/o kid use netflix because of the inappropriate shows on there…it’s bound to happen, and by then 13 year olds would’ve gotten ‘‘the talk’’
i don’t know how many people will disagree with me for saying this but i think pre-teens in this day and age are being shown these things and i think they’re mature enough to handle it. self-harm, bullying, suicide - it’s a thing in life and it shouldn’t be hidden. they know about all this already, and if the kids below 10 read it, it’s pointless, there’s honestly no point of putting an age limit on a kid’s app because parents are oblivious and kids are smarter than we give them credit for.
so no, i think the limit of 13 is perfect. it’s the age of discovery, and no, i don’t think there really is that big of a mental difference between most 13 year olds and 16 year olds. we have no idea how much a 13 year old has gone through, compared to a random 16 year old. they have the same mental capacity to me… sorry if you disagree with everything i just said, just inputting from a teenager with loads of young friends