US Moves to Pull Plug on Violent Video Games for Minors

by Kamau High | Financial Times, London | May 8, 2005

“There is a growing movement amoung US states and municipalities – including Illinois, Michigan, Washington state and California”
that are considering laws to restrict minors’ access to violent video games.

“The effects of video games on children remain murky. For every testimonial about increased aggressiveness in children afer exposure,
the infustry points to studies showing no such adverse reactions.”

Dr. Michael Rich
, Director of CMCH, told the Financial Times, “We have and are collecting more data that indicates that video games
that contain and rehearse violence, teach kids violence. As informed consumers we should be aware how children are changed by games.”
Read the full article at Financial Times, London.