But imagine if people went after you for something that you cannot control, like the color of your skin or your sex, why is it "ok" in alot of communities to go after someone because of their age?
I usually don't have a problem if a kid shows up in a match with me.
But sometimes this means I will hear more obscenities, racial slurs, homophobic language, etc.
I always wonder how/why parents let these little kids play online games anyway.
Last time i had gaming experience with kids online was them screaming the n-word over and over, i guess things are different these days?
To put it bluntly a lot of (not all mind you) kids are immature.
This is the simplest element I can attest as to why people don't like it when they show up on a team.
You still hear and see terrible shit in the chat for all sorts of games, and remembering the early days of 360 voice chat, I don't think this is new.
Some people find children's voices grating, and some people are worried that kids are likely to use the voice chat more immaturely (the irony of this is through the roof) or play worse.
My six-year-old niece had great experiences with the Little Big Planet 2 community, and stuff like Roblox.
Some gaming environments are just much more likely to develop antagonistic sub-cultures or harbor trolls and bullies; it's endemic of a certain mindset. I was thirteen and was attacked in Street Fighter IV, Guitar Hero, Halo 3, etc.
Frequently, people would call someone 12 years old or a kid to imply the person was inexperienced, naive, immature, or to de-legitimize the individual.