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Revisiting video game ratings: shift from content-centric to parent-centric approach


Jiow, Hee Jhee and Athwa, Rayvinder and Chew, Ling Ling and Elias, Muhammad Helmi and Lim, Nina and Woo, Kenneth (2017) Revisiting video game ratings: shift from content-centric to parent-centric approach. In: International Conference on Communication and Media: An International Communication Association Regional Conference (i-COME’16), 18th - 20th September 2016, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The rapid adoption of video gaming among children has placed tremendous strain on parents’ ability to manage their children’s consumption.While parents refer online to video games ratings (VGR) information to support their mediation efforts, there are many difficulties associated with such practice.This paper explores the popular VGR sites, and highlights the inadequacies of VGRs to capture the parents’ concerns, such as time displacement, social interactions, financial spending and various video game effects, beyond the widespread panics over content issues, that is subjective, ever-changing and irrelevant. As such, this paper argues for a shift from content-centric to a parent-centric approach in VGRs, that captures the evolving nature of video gaming, and support parents, the main users of VGRs, in their management of their young video gaming children. This paper proposes a Video Games Repository for Parents to represent that shift.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in SHS Web of Conferences Volume 33 (2017)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 01:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 01:28
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20957

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