What Parents Need to Know About Age Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know About Age Ratings

Published 10th September 2020

A free online safety guide on age ratings.

A game’s age rating can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether or not a game is suitable for their child. The PEGI (Pan European Game Information) system rates games and, instead of indicating the level of ability required to physically play a game, it indicates the suitability of content for that age group. 3, 7, 12, 16 and 18 are the labels that can be awarded to games and a variety of content descriptions such as violence, bad language and fear are used to further clarify why the label was assigned.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

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Heather Cardwell

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