Government Regulation of Video Games?

by Alan Bjerga and Joe Rodgriguez | Wichita Eagle | March 30, 2006

“Legislation to limit minors’ video game access has been proposed in 15 states. Laws have ranged from requiring businesses to publicize the game industry’s current ratings system to outright bans on selling “mature” or “adults only” games to minors.” CMCH Researcher, Dr. David Bickham , said more research is […]

Video Game Violence Testimony in Senate

by Matt Stearns, Tim Hoover, and Rick Montgomery | Kansas City Star | March 30, 2006

“In Washington and Jefferson City, lawmakers take a look and don’t like what they see when it comes to violence and kids.” CMCH Researcher, Dr. David Bickham, testified about the scientific research on violence and video games at the Senate hearing. » See Testimony by Dr. Bickham

Senators, Industry Pros Spar Over Video Games

by Stephen Totilo | | March 30, 2006

“Senators, lawyers, researchers and gaming-industry professionals gathered Wednesday to find out why courts across the country have been turning down state attempts to ban the sale of violent video games to minors — and discuss what should be why courts across the country have been turning down state attempts to ban the sale of violent […]

Views Clash at Senate Game Hearing

by Tor Thorsen | GameSpot | March 30, 2006

“Yesterday, the United States Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights held a hearing designed to publicly discuss the issue of laws restricting game sales. The hearing saw two panels of four testify on the impact violent video games have on children, including Dr. David Bickham , Staff Scientist […]

CMCH Researcher Testifies for Senate Judiciary

by Colin Campbell | Next Generation | March 29, 2006

“The video game/political axis shifts back to Washington, D.C. today as a subcommittee of the powerful Senate Judiciary holds a hearing titled What’s in a Game? State Regulation of Violent Video Games and the First Amendment.” CMCH Researcher, Dr. David Bickham , will testify on what science has shown about the effects of […]

FCC Crackdown Leads to Censorship

by Tom Dorsey | The Courier-Journal | March 24, 2006

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission fined CBS $3.6 million for an episode of “Missing Without a Trace” that included teenagers engaging in sex at a party. As a direct result of these fines, WB executives recently asked producers of “The Bedford Diaries” to edit out two potentially offensive scenes. “While indecency has […]

DVD Series for Babies, Parents Fuels TV Debate

by Barbara F. Meltz | Boston Globe | March 22, 2006

“A line of DVDs for babies and parents created by a national child advocacy group and the creators of Sesame Street is drawing heated criticism and renewing the debate over whether children under 2 should watch television.” Dr. Michael Rich , Director of CMCH, weighs in on the debate. » […]

Children and Media Research Advancement Act in Congress

by Nate Anderson | Ars Technica | March 8, 2006

On March 2, Dr. Michael Rich , Director of CMCH, spoke to members of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in a briefing about the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act. Should it be approved, the bill would provide funding to study the health effects of media. […]

CMCH Director Speaks on Violent Cartoons Study

by CMCH | Center on Media and Child Health | March 6, 2006

The Director of CMCH, Dr. Michael Rich , was present at a press release about a study performed by the Parents Television Council on March 2. Their study on children’s television titled, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: A Content Analysis of Children’s Television,” found that there is more violence on children’s entertainment programming than on […]

Kids’ TV More Violent Than Adult Shows

by Aaron Barnhart | Kansas City Star | March 3, 2006

“Thirty years after researchers found that Saturday morning cartoons were more violent than prime time TV shows, a study released March 2 argued that little had changed. The report from the Parents Television Council found that children’s shows were still more violent than adult shows — even when ‘cartoony’ depictions of violence were […]