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In a survey conducted by USA Market Research, 1,050 parents with children ages 18 years and younger were randomly selected to share their opinions.
Here are the relevant findings of their survey:
*84% of parents thought an advertisement that was shown to them of Hitman: Absolution was inappropriate to air on TV during times children may be watching.
*89% think violence in today’s video games is a problem.
*75% think violent video games contribute to violence.
Parents said violent ads should be prevented from airing during programs largely watched by children. What’s more, 91% want theaters to show previews that only have the same or lower rating than the movie being shown.
As Kate Freeman mentions at Mashable, “Parents are clearly concerned about how violence in media may be impacting their children,” James Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, said in a statement. “Our culture of violence seems to have made it the new normal that parents who take their kids to a movie theatre or gather to watch a football game are at risk of exposing them to inappropriate content that is marketing video games, or films rated for more mature audiences.”
In addition to content that children see in the media, parents were also asked about other factors contributing to violence in
Do you limit what video games, movies and TV programs your children watch because of the violence portrayed in them?
Sources: Kidsfreesouls News Desk