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Mom And Dad Are Watching: 80% Of Parents Say It's OK To Secretly Put Control Apps On Kids' Phones

Seven out of ten parents talk with their children about cyber safety before issuing a device, according to a new survey from ESET and Parent Tested Parent Approved, and four out of five say it’s all right to put parental control apps on kids’ phones without their knowledge.<p>The poll was conducted …

How to set up parental controls on the Xbox One

There's nothing like killing zombies in Dead Rising 3 on your new Xbox One. The violent video game is just one of a handful of launch titles that is available alongside Microsoft's new console.<p>While Dead Rising 3 (which was recently banned in Germany) and titles like it will offer you hours of …

There is no shortcut to protect children from violent video games | Nathan Ditum

Age ratings and threatening parents with police intervention aren’t the answer. Parents need to know what their children are playing and judge for themselves<p>At last! Another reason for everyone to get over-excited about video games. Thanks, headteachers’ group from Cheshire that sent a brick-subtle …

Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive

Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.<p>Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, …

American Psychological Association affirms link between violent games and aggression

Playing violent video games is linked to increases in aggression and decreases in sensitivity to aggression, according to a review by the American Psychological Association (APA) of recent research. The review indicated that there is "insufficient evidence" about whether playing violent video games …

What Would the World be Like if Peaceful Video Games Were More Popular Than Hyper-Violent Ones?

How would today's gaming landscape be different if the first-person puzzler, not the gory shooter, had been the most important game of the 1990s?<p>A few weeks ago, in the middle of August, the top-selling game across all formats wasn't a shooter, a sports simulation, a movie tie-in, or a …

The 10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (And Better Alternatives for Your Kids)

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media<p>If you want to be engaged in your kid's hobbies, you try to understand as much as possible about them. But when the video games your kid wants feature ultra violent content, it's tough to keep an open mind.<p>Game companies don't exactly make it easy for parents to …

Violent video games for kids have a surprising upside

Eyes gazing straight ahead, backs caved, thumbs ceaselessly mashing buttons: It's a sight to make any parent cringe. Especially when the game involves rapid gunfire, throat-slitting, body-splitting and other gruesome acts.<p>The drawbacks of gaming are well known. Studies have linked video games to …

FBI unveils ‘violent extremism’ video game to educate teenagers

Months in the making, the FBI has released a low-grade, browser-based online game to try and educate teenagers about the tools used by “violent …

Do video games make children violent? Nobody knows – and this is why

The sorry state of research into one of the world’s biggest entertainment industries is leaving us in the dark<p>In 1976, the driving simulation Death Race was removed from an Illinois amusement park. There had, according to a news story at the time, been complaints that it encouraged players to run …