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Everyone Loves Statistics: ESRB Proves Parents Aren't Evil

by Ben Reeves on Sep 16, 2010 at 07:19 AM

It looks like not all parents who let their children play games are irresponsible and evil. According to a recent ESRB study 64 percent of parents believe that video games are a positive influence on their children’s lives.

Check out a few other random facts from the study:

•    40% of gamers are women, and the average age of a gamer is 34
•    76% of parents believe parental controls in all gaming systems are useful
•    More parents monitor their children’s video game playing than any other form of entertainment
•    93% of the time parents are present when games are purchased or rented
•    In 2009, nearly half of all video games sold were rated E for Everyone

And if you’re interested in reading more about this study, check out ESRB.org.