Microsoft Parents Survey

4 12 2007

Kids playing videogames

Microsoft just published a survey of parents with a report written by Margaret Robertson. BBC News have a story on it here:

More than 75% of parents are concerned about the content of video games played by their children, a survey suggests.

Almost half of the 4,000 parents surveyed in the UK, France, Italy and Germany said that one hour of gaming each day should be the limit.

Some 43% of the surveyed parents said they were not aware of ratings systems for games to determine suitability.

I would really like to know more about the 25% apparently not concerned: Are the majority of those already well versed in games, or do they just not care?

The story doesn’t say much new, just confirming how unaware a lot of parents are of the ratings systems for games, but it’s worth pointing out Ask About Games as a new resource for parents who want to know about the content of the games their children are playing. Other good sites include Gamerdad and What They Play.

CC Licensed image by Ed Fladung.

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