Video Game Play is Booming. What do Parents Need to Know?

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Patricia Vance, President of the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director for Take This, and Science Content Creator, Psychgeist, partnered with D S Simon Media on a nationwide media tour to discuss simple steps parents can take to manage the video games their children play.

With so many people spending time at home, it will come as no surprise that millions are playing video games more often.

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According to the Entertainment Software Association, three quarters of U.S. households have at least one person who plays video games. This includes 64% of adults and 70% of children who say they regularly play them.

When it comes to screen time and video games every parent needs to figure out what’s right for their kids. With so much to consider where should you, a parent start?

Patricia Vance, President of the Entertainment Software Rating Board and Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director for Take This, and Science Content Creator, Psychgeist conducted a nationwide media tour and discussed:

Simple steps parents can take to manage the video games their children play

  • How ESRB-assigned age and content ratings make it easy for families to pick age-appropriate games
  • Why parents need to stress less and embrace the benefits of video games
  • How video games can help children feel less socially isolated and stay connected with family and friends

What parents can do to make sure their children have positive video game experiences online and offline

  • Tips on how parents can stay involved with their kids’ video game play
  • Tips on how to get the most out of parental controls for maximum peace of mind

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