Thursday, June 17, 2010 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Latest Video Game "Essential Facts" Report

The Entertainment Software Association, which represents the video game industry, has just released its latest "Essential Facts about the Computer and Video Game Industry" publication. It's a handy annual resource that I always look forward to reading. There are many interesting facts and figures found in the report, but here a few worth calling out from the data they have aggregated: The survey also bolsters the findings of many other polls and reports which have found that parents employ a variety of what I have labeled "household media rules" to monitor or control their children's media consumption: Once again, these findings illustrate that parents are parenting! Parents are playing an active role in the lives of their children, monitoring their media use, and mentoring them with the assistance of the ratings and parental control technologies / methods at their disposal. I sure hope the Supreme Court is listening as they prepare to take up the constitutionality of laws regulating video game sales.

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:37 PM | Free Speech , Online Safety & Parental Controls , Video Games & Virtual Worlds