January 28, 2005

PUBLICATIONS: Children and the media - Influence of Computer Games on Children

SOURCE: CRINMAIL 647

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- CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA: Influence of Computer Games on Children
[publication]

In the debate on children, youth and computer games, the question of whether
computer games are harmful is often posed. The answers provided are many and
varying, making it easy to interpret the research results as contradictory.
With an aim to clarify and bring some order to the area, the Danish Media
Council for Children and Young People has conducted an investigation that
provides some insight into children's and young people's use of computer
games.

The International Clearinghouse for Children, Youth and Media considered the
report to be of interest to a wider audience and sought collaboration with
the Danish Media Council for Children and Young People concerning publishing
of the report. The authors, Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen and Jonas Heide Smith,
have done some revising and updating of the report, which is now available
in English. It is hoped that the report will contribute to clarification in
the debate on computer games and inspire further research in the area. The
original report Forskningsnotat om computerspil og skadelighed (2003) is
available at www.medieraadet.dk.

For more information, contact:
Catharina Bucht, Information Co-ordinator
Nordicom, G├Âteborg University
Box 713, SE 405 30 G├Âteborg, Sweden
Tel: + 46 31 773 49 53; Fax: + 46 31 773 46 55
Email: clearinghouse@nordicom.gu.se
Website: http://www.nordicom.gu.se

Visit: http://www.crin.org/resources/infoDetail.asp?ID=5035



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