Boys and girls have radically different views on violence in video games according to a recently released report, Kids’ Take on Media. The report, commissioned by the Media Awareness Network, hightlights the results of a survey conducted of 5,756 students in grades 3 to 10 across the country by ERIN Research. The survey finds that one of the top video games among both French and English boys in grades 3 to 6 is the ultra-violent Grand Theft Auto, famous for its emphasis on sex and violence. The game, according to the report, is the "runaway" favourite title among anglophone boys in grades 7 to 10. Girls, however, are much more likely to enjoy games that feature social interaction and narrative. Top choices among girls in grades 3 to 6 include The Sims and Neopet. Older girls enjoy titles such as Tetris and Donkey Kong. A key finding is that among younger boys, there is a strong link between their favourite computer games and TV shows and movies. James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman and Yu-Gi-Oh! appear high on their list of favourites. When games fail to make the grade, it’s most often because of their lack of speed and action, according to the survey. Excessive violence, encouragingly, is cited by 60% of girls and 33% of boys as a reason they don’t enjoy some games. A survey of this size is considered accurate to within 1.3%, 19 times out of 20.