Dr. Tanya Byron has thrown her support behind the British Government’s recent decision to award the U.K.’s game rating chores to PEGI over the BBFC.
MCVUK reports that Byron, who in 2008 completed a review of the role of video games and the Internet in the lives of British children, said:
Video games were the big issue in my review, specifically their classification system. I didn’t have time to outline a new classification system entirely, but I did outline principles for how it should look.
My suggestions then went to consultation and the Government have this week made their decision, which is an enhanced PEGI system. My recommendations have been upheld and it’s a really great decision which I thoroughly support.