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Feb 7, 2013

Biden Urges Media to Showcase Parental Control Features

Vice President Biden wants the entertainment industry to know that the White Houseisn’tagainst them. Though Obama has called for research into the potential connection between video game violence and actual violence, Biden says he knows that the industry is “intent on doing what they can do to help.”

His comments to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, reported by B&C, did contain one criticism, however: the mediaisn’tdoing enough to let parents know about the parental controls that do exist. Calling for a large-scale advertising campaign to educate parents, Biden estimated that 90% of parents don’t know about controls that filter out violent content.

What do you think? Are you aware of the filtering tools at your disposal, or do you agree with Biden that the media should be more forthcoming?

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