September 19, 2006

RESEARCH / NEWS: U.S. Senate Authorizes Research On Gaming & Children

U.S. Senate Authorizes Research On Gaming & Children
Leo Chan - Monday, September 18th, 2006 | 4:31PM (PST)

CAMRA bill passed, giving green light for funding towards research program examining effects media has on children

The U.S. Senate late last week passed a bill titled the "Children Media Research and Advancement Act" (CAMRA), authorizing the National Academy of Sciences to kick-start a research program examining the effects media has on the "development of children". Studies will conducted at the nation's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and "media" in this case would refer to television, computers, the Internet and of course, video games.

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