Clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron, who will lead an independent review examining the risks to young people from exposure to violent material on the internet and in video games, will report her findings in March 2008.
Dr Byron, who stressed that she will approach the review with an open mind, has asked for information, advice and opinions from all concerned about the plight of youngsters.
Her report will examine the benefits and opportunities associated with exposure to new technologies, as well as the potential risks to the safety and wellbeing of children. She will also assess to what degree children, young people and parents understand and manage the associated risks, and the best forward moving strategies. Her final report will be published in March 2008.