Games Games Games!!! Do you know what your kids are playing on their PSPs, Xbox, Nintendo, Computers and Smartphones?!
You’d be surprised at the level of violence and inappropriate content there are in the thousands and thousands of games currently available. Just because they’re cartoons it doesn’t mean they’re safe for your kids.
The ESRB ratings are on each game box, but since many games are downloaded these days, you may not be aware of each game’s rating. We talked to the head of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and got the 411 on who they are and what they do for consumers.
Parents, you need to know what the ratings mean and make informed decisions about age-appropriateness of video games and mobile apps.
While we definitely encourage you to go beyond the ratings and do your own research about the games you and your children are considering for purchase or rental, this is one way to make sure your kids aren’t viewing content that’s harmful to them.
Check out their website for more information and to download their free app.
Go to www.ESRB.org