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Comunicar Journal 27: Coomunication trends (Vol. 14 - 2006)

Video games, markers of tendencies in the technological leisure


Ángeles Llorca-Díez


Children need autonomy to face the images transmited by the new information and communication technologies. The analysis of the social mechanisms carried out to protect children of the possible damages of some video games contents, which are part of their leisure time, demonstrates the necessity of a visual education which would guarantee their access to a hll mediatic universe of learning options.


Visual literacy, visual culture, protection restraints, technological leisure, video games