The Impact of Video Games | Media Information for Parents

The State included in the excerpts of record several hundred pages of material on which the Legislature purportedly relied in passing the Act. While many of the materials are social science studies on the asserted impact of violent video games on children, other documents are varied and include legal analyses, general background papers, position papers, etc. Dr. Craig Anderson, whose work is central to the State's arguments in this case, is listed as an author of roughly half of the works included in the bibliography.

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“The findings underscore the lack of awareness Americans have about the video game rating system, as well as the confusion in the market,” Harris president Mike de Vere said in a statement. “They also factor into a larger discussion playing out across our country and on a political stage around how violent games impact our youth, with President Obama recently announcing his desire to look into ways to fund research examining the impact of violent video games on children.”

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state and federal lawmakers have proposed at least four bills to study and regulate the impact of violent video games on children's behavior. “The findings underscore the lack of awareness Americans have about the video game rating system, as well as the confusion in the market,” Harris Poll president Mike de Vere said in a statement. “They also factor into a larger discussion playing out across our country and on a political stage around how violent games impact our youth, with President Obama recently announcing his desire to look into ways to fund research examining the impact of violent video games on children.”

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The study of video games’ psychological impact is relatively new, making the data complicated and often conflicting. One of the most notable discoveries comes from a small Oxford University study that suggests that the impact of violent video games on children seems to be a matter of than the actual content of games.

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Gamers get their hands on Call of Duty: Ghosts for the first time at an event in Los Angeles on Aug. 14, 2013. The game’s publisher, Activision Blizzard, supports of a federal bill that would study on the impact of violent video games on children. Other non-tax efforts to curb the effect of violent video games also have fallen short. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., put forward a measure last year for the study of the impact of violent video games on children, but it failed. A California law banning the sale of violent games to minors was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. "The findings underscore the lack of awareness Americans have about the videogame rating system, as well as the confusion in the market," Harris Poll President Mike de Vere said. "They also factor into a larger discussion playing out across our country and on a political stage around how violent games impact our youth, with President Obama recently announcing his desire to look into ways to fund research examining the impact of violent video games on children."2005: (with Matthew Hibberd) Review of current research on the impact of violent video games on children’s behaviour, Commissioned Report for the Prime Minister’s Office, submitted through the Department of Media, Culture and Sport and Department of Trade and Industry, March.