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Parents, Specialty Retailers Fail 2006 Report Card
11:04 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The latest at GamePolitics.com notes that the 2006 Annual Video Game Report Card, issued by the watchdog organization known as the National Institute on Media & Family, is a significant improvement over last year's. Rating's Education and Retailer Policies both received a B, while console makers scored an A for built-in parental controls.

Parents and specialty game retailers, however, scored significantly lower. Retailers were given an F due to the ease of children being able to purchase games of any type, while parents received a score of "incomplete" due to the gap in perception between parents and kids:

Parents are falling behind...this year’s parental survey uncovered an alarming gap between what kids say about the role of video games in their lives and what parents are willing to admit… This much is certain: too many of us do not seem to exercise enough control.
Both last year's and this year's scores have been posted at GamePolitics for those interested in comparing the results.

GamePolitics.com - Annual Video Game Report Card Shows Industry Improvement, Faults Parents


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