During the 1990s, video games were stigmatised by some politicians and parts of the media as a cause for real-world violence. Unfortunately, this still happens even today. The overwhelming scientific consensus over decades of research is that there is no link between games and real-world violence or aggression. Regardless, we continue to support the role of the Australian and New Zealand classification schemes so that children are not exposed to content that is not age appropriate.
Please read our full policy brief on this topic.