Niet het zoveelste anti-geweld, geweld-games zijn slecht ban alle games, artikel zal je denken.

Maar uit een onderzoek blijkt dat geweldadige games/films expres op jongeren gericht worden. Dit ondanks de leeftijdsgrenzen en andere fratsen die uitgehaald worden om de tere kinderziel te beschermen.

Geweld verkoopt, it's a fact en een bedrijf doet wat het moet doen, verkopen. (of krijg ik nu allemaal bezorgde ouders over mij heen )A yearlong federal investigation into the marketing

practices of the movie, TV, and game industries

concludes that violent content is often targeted at young audiences - despite mature ratings.

It was leaked two weeks ago that a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the marketing of violent entertainment products would likely be critical of entertainment industries. Today, the FTC's official findings were released. Summing up the report, FTC chairman Robert Pitofsky said, "Target marketing to children of entertainment products with violent content is pervasive and aggressive."

The FTC has found that games and movies with violent content are consistently advertised in ways that expose younger audiences to the marketing message. The report also says that youth groups such as the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts were also targeted. The FTC has recommended attempts to increase parental awareness of the issue and stronger self-regulation by entertainment industries to prevent the exposure of violent content

to minors. The investigation did not examine the alleged link between violent content and an increase in the likelihood of violent behavior.

A number of critics have responded to the report. Among them, Robert Knight of the Family Research Council said, "Even if parents try to protect their children from explicit movies and violent video games, their kids are still being exposed to aggressive marketing campaigns in magazines, on TV, and on the Internet."

Violence in the entertainment industries has become an

important issue in this year's presidential campaign, but high-level discussions often pay particular attention to Hollywood practices. Taking an aggressive stance on the issue, Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore has called for the adoption of the FTC recommendations within the next sixth months. George W.

Bush, the Republican presidential candidate, has said he would work with leaders in the entertainment industries to limit the amount of violence in those industries.Ach al die studies, misschien wordt er volgende week wel gezegd dat Gewelddadige games goed voor je zijn. Dat zou een resultaat zijn wat ik wel kan bevestigen

Geweld, wat is geweld ?