If you have a tween or teen who’s bored at home, you’ve likely heard them talk about playing the videogame Among Us with their friends online. It’s been available to play since 2018, but this year saw Among Us skyrocket to popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic forced people in lockdown to connect with friends online rather than in person
Since the late summer, Among Us has become the subject of many memes and gaming streams online attracting over 60 million daily users and garnering over 100 million downloads of the mobile app. In mid-October, U.S. Congress members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar even held a Twitch stream as a way to encourage young people to register to vote in the 2020 election, bringing even more attention to the online party game.
This probably has parents wondering: Is Among Us appropriate for kids to play? Is there anything you need to worry about your kids seeing or learning? Whether your kid is asking for permission to play, or they’ve been playing it for a while now, this guide has the answers to all the questions parents may have about this popular online murder-mystery game