Violent? Sexy? Kids Want It

If you want to keep kids from playing violent video games, don't show them the warning label.

Restrictive labels and warnings attract kids to violent games rather than deter them, according to the March Issue of Pediatrics.

The study tested 310 Dutch children, ages 7 to 17. Participants read fake game descriptions and rated how much they wanted to play a game. Games with the most objectionable content were more appealing to every age group.

Studies have already found this to be true for TV shows and movies but not video games, researchers say.

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