Censorship Of Movies And Games And The Australian Classification Board

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When I first started to think about the research topic to investigate I was intrigued by the idea of researching in the field of technology. I have always like the idea of where technology could take us. Then I started to think of something that has been around for about 40 years, video games. If I had difficulty finding a research topic for video games I was going to have a look at researching censorship in Australia. That was a last resort however because it would be a very hard topic to cover due to the different forms of censorship and it can be very opinionated. If I was to go down that path I would have looked into censorship of movies and games and the Australian classification board. This then lead me to developing an interest in classification of media and how we regulate/control it. As a teenager almost of the age of 18 I often would like to either play or watch video games or films that are classified at R18+. My parents often do mind me watching these films or playing these games, because they know that I understand that it is a form of ?entertainment?. However I have a younger brother that is only 12 years old and he also wants to play and watch these films and movies. Of course my parent?s immediately said no as they felt that he wasn?t ready or mature enough to handle the themes that are present in most R18+ media. This got me thinking about how we handle the way we classify films and video games. I know quite a…

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