"It's really time to focus on the parents and urge parents to pay attention," said Senator Joseph Lieberman (
The Institute recommended parents stick to these guidelines:
1. Follow the ratings.
2. Use Parental Controls.
3. Put your kids on a media diet.
4. Set limits and be willing to say "no."
5. Watch what your kids watch, play what your kids play.
6. Don't pee on your kids.
The last one wasn't on the list, but should have been. The Institute also released a list of bad games and good games. Nintendo wasn't cool enough to make the naughty list, but there were a few titles on the angelic list, including "Mario Hoops 3 on 3," "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz," "Brain Age" and "Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2:
The full report, which is only mildly inaccurate and misleading and does contain some useful information, can be read in its entirety here.