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94% of parents take responsibility for their kid’s gaming

94% of parents take responsibility for their kid’s gaming | Gaming Industry | News by MCV

A new study entitled Play Safe, Play Smart from Microsoft has claimed that 94 per cent of UK parents feel “personally responsible” for checking the age ratings on the games played by their kids.

The interesting thing, which I found a little later in the study is that 69% of UK kids would like to see their parents take a more active interest in their gaming. In fact, 47 percent said that their parents never vet the titles they play.

Despite the odd math at play here (do 94% of parents have 47% of the kids?), the point seems to be that kids actually want parents to be involved in their gaming. Parents and kids who pick games together and play together are probably closer than parents who pretend their kid isn't even playing games, or worse yet, parents who never look at a single game but carry on about how awful all games are.

So how 'bout it parents? Talk to your kids about gaming and maybe even play a game with him or her. Show some interest. You may actually discover something you enjoy.

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