A British member of the European Parliament is supporting that body’s call for adding a "red button" to video game consoles.
The idea, apparently, is that parents can press the button if some objectionable game content appears onscreen while their children are playing.
GP: Wouldn’t it be simpler to just turn off the TV or, better still, check the game content descriptors before allowing the kids to play?
The MP, Glenis Willmott, told This Is Derbyshire:
Research shows video games are useful for educational and medical purposes – and they can be good fun. But not all of them have content which parents will be happy with. Online games, which are easy to download on to a PC or mobile phone, make parental control even harder.
As GamePolitics reported last month, the "red button" recommendation is included in a European Parliament report that is generally favorable toward video games.