Video Game Ratings Not Always Accurate

by American Academy of Pediatrics | AAP News | April 1, 2004

In recent CMCH research on video game ratings, “authors concluded that adolescents and their parents who rely on content descriptors when choosing games may be surprised at what the games actually include.”

“They suggested that pediatricians ask patients about their experience with video games and educate them about content. In addition, parents should observe their children playing games so they can discuss game content.”