Video games and violence

This POSTnote will examine the progress made towards ensuring the digital safety of children. It will look at the work to establish a clearer system for the age classification of video games, at the effectiveness of legislation which makes it possible for retailers to be prosecuted for the sale of age-restricted products to underage children, and adherence to advertising guidelines by video games publishers. Finally, it will examine the evidence on which the recommendations were made taking into account the context of wider developments in the field of neuroscience. For further information please contact Hannah Swift.