Parents and Video Games — Stats

Parental Involvement with Video Games — Statistics:

BLUE HAT:  Reflection

  1. Are your or are most parents aware of the ESRB Ratings?
  2. Would you say that most parents are aware of and use parental controls on video games? Were your parents aware?
  3. Do most parents place time limits on video game playing? Did yours when you were younger?
  4. Would you say that most parents are present when video games are purchased? What about when the games are played?

WHITE HAT:  Facts

According to the ESA Essential Facts 2012:

  1. What percentage of parents are even aware of ESRB Ratings?
  2. What percentage of parents think ESRB Ratings are useful?
  3. What percentage of parents believe parental controls are useful?
  4. What percentage of parents place time limits on video game playing?
  5. What percentage of parents are present when games are purchased?
  6. What percentage of the time do children receive parental permission before purchasing or renting a game?
  7. What percentage of parents pay attention to the content of their children’s games?

RED HAT: Opinion

  1. Are the statisitics an accurate snapshot of what real parents are doing or thinking? What has been your experience?
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