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May 07, 2009

Gaming and Kids

A good friend is doing a study on Child Gaming and asked to spread the word to the 'club' to participate in the anonymous survey they are using to capture data. (Good to know - it doesn't ask family household income, highest level of education achieved or child's gender - hate it when surveys ask all that).

The purpose of the survey is to assess parents attitudes towards video games and advertising. The survey is short and to the point (so don't worry about it taking time away from sorting laundry or actual "working").

To give you a taste - this is one of the questions...

If an educator asked you whether or not it was acceptable to use video games in your child's classroom, what would be your most likely reaction?
It would be acceptable
It might be acceptable, you would want to review the game first
It would be unacceptable


So please, participate in the survey (and share the link with a friend -- the more people who participate the better!).

Child Gaming Research Survey (yes, click that)

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2 Comments:

At May 7, 2009 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I just completed the survey and was a bit confused. It asks only questions about the kids playing online games but then doesn't ask in the type of game consoles you have if you have a computer...can you play the online games that are mentioned on a WII, Playstation or Xbox? Also it asks which game consoles the child owns, I answered all of them, but none belong to my kids they all belong to my husband, but the boys do use them all...I had to answer that they don't play online games because they don't, they only play games on the game consoles, games we have purchased that they do not play online...Anyway hopefully my answers will be helpful in the survey

 
At May 7, 2009 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Parent Club said...

Thanks for doing the survey and your comments.

The internet usage part made me think of the time I typed in cinderella.com for Thing 1 - "why is the lady wearing leather?" she asked...ooops - it was NOT a disney site!

Thank goodness I could X out of the site (and all the other friggin' XXX pop ups they came afterward). Always be in mouse click distance when you're kids are on the internet!

 

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