If you're looking for information about our studies on video games and media ratings, then
you might enjoy listening to Dr. Thompson's Medscape
General Medicine website editorials called Kids and Media: Learning Happens (June 10, 2005) and Reforms for Rating Media: Disclosure, Not Censorship (November 5, 2007). You can learn more about video games and our studies by checking out the
- Dr. Thompson's testimony (pdf) on Violent and Explicit Video Games: Informing Parents and Protecting Children from a Hearing by the U.S.
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Rayburn House Office Building, June 14, 2006.
Media and Kids - April 2006
- Study Finds M-Rated Video Games Contain Violence, Sexual Themes, Substances, and Profanity Not Labeled on Game Boxes
- April 3, 2006
- Dr. Thompson's testimony on the Effectiveness of Media Systems from a Hearing by the U.S.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science,
Technology, and Space, Senate Russell Building, September 28 2004.
- Teen-Rated Video Games Loaded With Violence
- March 11, 2004
- Ratings of Teen-Rated Video Games Do Not Always
Fully Describe Content - February 17, 2004
- Study Finds Significant Amounts of Violence in Video Games Rated as Suitable for
All Ages - July