Devices Are Not Child's Play

Haugsted, Linda
October 2007
Multichannel News;10/8/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 40, p41
The article reports on the research of the User Centric of Chicago on the programming issues of V-chip equipped TV and game consoles, digital video recorders, and mobile phones. The research was conducted with 20 parents and 20 children ages 9 to 12 as participants. According to the research, the participants' ability to use the controls successfully was compromised due to the lack of ratings comprehension.


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