October 30, 2007 | Becky Hogge

Parents (and everyone else too): have your say in the Byron Review

The Byron Review is an independent review of the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games. ORG are preparing to submit a response and we're going to meet Tanya Byron, the clinical psychologist and star of BBC's House of Tiny Tearaways who's heading the review, at the beginning of next week. The deadline for ORG to submit a response is 30 November, and we need your help.

Questions for parents The call for evidence includes questions about the approaches parents are taking to making sure their children stay safe online or make the most out of video games. We'd like to gather the views and experiences of parents out there. Here are some examples of questions we need you to help us answer:

In what ways do parents seek to manage perceived risks of video gaming and how do they feel about their ability to do so?

What, if anything, needs to be changed in order to help children, young people and parents manage the potential or actual risks of going online and what are the pros and cons of different approaches?

You can read and respond to all the questions here.

Questions for everyone Also, there are some really open-ended questions for everyone, like "What are the benefits of video games for society?" or "What are the opportunities presented by the internet for children and young people?". ORG needs you to help answer these questions.

How to get involved The Review document is up on our interactive consultation tool, ready for your comments. Please take a look and add your views. There's also a wiki page for collecting resources.

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