TV Psychologist Speaks To Industry And Educators.
SPOnG attended a brief launch event earlier today, with TV Psychologist Tanya Byron and Government Minister, James Purnell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport presenting the plans for the forthcoming 'Byron Review' into Children and New Technologies at BAFTA's London HQ in Piccadilly.
Purnell, introducing Ms Byron, wanted to make it clear to the assembled crowd of journalists and educators that "this review is about looking into videogames and the internet and how we can be safe when using those media."
He added that, "We want to make it clear that we want to start from the clear premise that games can be a fantastic, fun resource… but the review is also responding to parental concerns that games are being used in a safe way, inside the home."
Tanya Byron, stepping up to the podium, coquettishly noted, "Before I begin, I just want to say that it's quite something to be told your are 'impressive' by a Secretary of State! It's like being back at school being praised by the teacher!"