Microsoft’s Thompson: Byron Report is “timely and valuable”

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 27 March 2008 11:03 GMT


Neil Thompson, senior regional director of Microsoft’s entertainment division for the UK and Ireland, has just issued a statement to videogaming247 on the Byron Report, welcoming the measures related to games ratings and internet safety outlined a few moments ago.

“This is a timely and valuable report on what we believe is a key issue, ensuring that parents, Government, NGOs and the Industry continue to work in partnership to make sure that our children are safe as is possible online and only viewing appropriate content online or when playing video games,” he said.

“We would like to congratulate Dr Byron on the way she has run this consultation process and have been keen to fully engage with her Review team. Her report has brought further focus to this important issue.

“For our part, Microsoft is committed to producing parental control technology to allow parents to make decisions about what content they want their children to view – online or when playing video games. We look forward to continuing to work closely with all concerned to address these issues in the future.”

You can view the full report here.

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