International Nanny Association Receives Response Regarding Dante's Inferno Video Game Concerns

Entertainment Software Rating Board Responds to INA's Concerns over "Baby Killing" to earn "Bad Nanny" trophy in Game
By: The International Nanny Association
Oct. 19, 2009 - PRLog -- Last week, the International Nanny Association (INA) released an official statement regarding the soon to be released Dante's Inferno Video Game which features a baby killing achievement, or trophy, called "Bad Nanny."

"INA feels this video game component of Dante's Inferno was created out of poor taste and bad judgment. INA is opposed to video games that promote and encourage players to "kill" babies, even in fantasy play. It is our opinion that this type of play may promote violence towards children. The name of the trophy or achievement, "Bad Nanny," is offensive to our association in that we strive to promote and educate the public regarding the selfless work nannies do to support families by providing quality in-home child care."

INA has received a response statement from the Entertainment Software Rating Board regarding this topic:

"ESRB appreciates the sentiment being expressed in response to recent reports about the content in the Dante... Read More’s Inferno video game. This game has not yet been rated by ESRB. If and when it is submitted, ESRB will assign rating information that will enable consumers to make an educated decision as to whether it is one they deem suitable. In fact, ESRB’s new rating summaries go beyond a game’s age rating and content descriptors to provide a more detailed description of content in a game that factored into its rating, further empowering consumers with specific information about game content. All that being said, it should be understood that our job is not to censor potentially tasteless or objectionable content nor dictate to publishers what type of content they may include in their games. ESRB’s role is to objectively evaluate a game’s content and assign age and content ratings that will be helpful in allowing consumers to make informed choices."

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International Nanny Association
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The International Nanny Association (INA), a nonprofit organization, serves as the umbrella organization for the in-home child care industry. INA members include nannies, nanny employers, nanny agencies, educators and industry service providers. Since 1985, INA has worked to professionalize the industry by setting high standards for industry professionals and nanny agencies. INA leverages the expertise of industry professionals from around the globe to help increase awareness about the industry, to develop the professional skills of nannies, and to educate parents about the benefits of hiring a qualified nanny to care for their children.
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