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Games Violence Study is Launched

BBC News reports that the government is asking for evidence for a new study of the effect of violent computer games on children. Psychologist Tanya Byron will head the study, which will also examine how to protect children from online material. The review is due to be launched by Dr Byron - together with Schools Secretary Ed Balls and Culture Secretary James Purnell - at a school in east London.

The games industry's association Elspa said it would co-operate - but it was too often blamed for society's ills.

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Cat3637d ago

"Dr Byron told BBC News 24: 'The study will be about what industry is doing already to protect children and what more could be done to ensure they have a positive experience on the internet and with games.'"

i'm gonna go out on the crazy branch here and suggest "good parenting". maybe the industry should just throw in the towel and offer classes and instructional videos for parents: "how not to be a noob"

BIadestarX3637d ago

Cross your fingers.. if they make this into a big debate between candidates for next year's elections.. the game industry will catch a lot of heat.

malingenie3637d ago

Make me want to shoot somebody. Oh, well, back to GTA: San Andreas.

RadientFlux3637d ago

Interesting I bet the results will inclusive. Media effects people in different ways.