Information for parents
Common Sense Media: A tool for reviewing your children’s games before they play it. [Link to website]
About Common Sense Media: “Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Our timely parenting advice supports families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising kids in the digital age.” -commonsensemedia.org
ESRB Ratings: All video games have an ESRB rating that categorizes each game into recommended age groups based on content. [Link to website]
About ESRB Ratings: “ESRB ratings provide information about what’s in a game or app so parents and consumers can make informed choices about which games are right for their family. Ratings have 3 parts: Rating Categories, Content Descriptors, and Interactive Elements.” -esrb.org
Social Media Platforms: There are many social media platforms that your children are probably using right now. It’s important to understand what these platforms are to monitor your children appropriately. [Link to website]
Examples of social media platforms widely used today: Instagram, Snapchat, Discord, Twitter, Tik Tok. Many users of these platforms are anonymous and may expose your children to harmful material when used improperly. However, there are always ways to make social media safer for your children. Being aware of the things they are exposed to on a daily basis is a great first step into guiding them.