Pokemon Go Raises Awareness for Youth Rights

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016

When you say discrimination, people know what you’re talking about. There’s racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and many others. But when you say age discrimination, people respond with a “Huh?”. Being an adult means that you were once a child. As children, we shared similar experiences such as curfews and being grounded. Did you […]

South Korea pulls plug on late-night adolescent online gamers

Posted by on November 29th, 2011

November 22, 2011 – CNN – http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11…..f=obinsite (South Korea) SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — In its effort to curb game addiction among adolescents, South Korea pulled the plug this weekend on young gamers after midnight by blocking access to game websites, putting a hotly debated law into practice. The new system called the “shutdown law,” […]

National Youth Rights Association Announces Winners of 2011 Annual Awards

Posted by on August 19th, 2011

WASHINGTON – The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) announced the recipients of its second annual awards, which were formally presented on July 30 at the 2011 NYRA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Youth rights is the concept that young people are entitled to the rights and civil liberties enjoyed by all American citizens.  Three separate […]

Review of Brown v EMA

Posted by on June 27th, 2011

This morning, the Supreme Court released the opinion in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn. By a vote of 7-2, the court found that the law was unconstitutional. The opinion of the court drawing a sharp distinction between violence and obscenity, it states that protecting minors from displays of violence is not exempt from the first amendment, and finds that the law is unconstitutional.

Video Games are Protected by the First Amendment! We won!

Posted by on June 27th, 2011

In a decision handed down today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in our favor that video games are protected by the First Amendment and California can’t ban them to young people. The case, formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA, now Brown v. EMA, is a huge victory for youth rights. NYRA, along with the National Coalition Against […]

Nominees Announced for the Second Annual NYRA Awards

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011

NYRA is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2011 NYRA Awards! The Awards were created last year to recognize significant contributions to the field of youth rights, both for and against. The three awards are the Youth Rights Progress Award, the NYRA Achievement Award and Ageist of the Year Award. The Youth Rights Progress […]

Play Bulletstorm & Don’t Let Anyone Stop You

Posted by on February 10th, 2011

A few days ago, I spoke to Fox News about the upcoming video game Bulletstorm and its connection to young people. Dubbed by this recent story to be “the worst video game in the world?”, two psychologists (who somehow survived handling Bulletstorm themselves) countered my argument with unsubstantiated views that it would make young gamers […]

Is Bulletstorm the Worst Video Game in the World?

Posted by on February 8th, 2011

Parents had better beware: There’s a Bulletstorm on the horizon. In the new video game Bulletstorm due February 22, players are rewarded for shooting enemies in the private parts (such as the buttocks). There’s an excess of profanity, of course, including frequent use of F-words. And Bulletstorm is particularly gruesome, with body parts that explode […]

NYRA’s Supreme Court Rally a Great Success!

Posted by on November 9th, 2010

On November 2, NYRA members gathered on the steps of the US Supreme Court to speak out for free speech, opposition to video game censorship and support for lowering the voting age. On this day, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA. On trial was the right of the […]

NYRA’s Schwarzenegger v. EMA Rally Round Up

Posted by on November 5th, 2010

The rally was a great success!! We had plenty of people come out for it, got plenty of press, and took lots of great pictures!! Thanks to everyone who came! If you didn’t come, no worries, you can help us spread the word! The chance for the rally to have an impact isn’t yet over. […]

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.