Kids and the Internet
I don’t know about you..but I barely have time to put my makeup on then sit down and diligently read every video game or game console my girls bring home (they are more web/internet savvy than I am). Which can be dangerous. Especially with the upcoming holiday season, and the array of gifts they’re sure to get?
I wrote about protecting kids from internet dangers in the latest issue of InTown: Westchester. And, since researching my story, I also found out about ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) The front of virtually every game box displays an ESRB rating symbol ranging from EC (Early Childhood 3+) to AO (Adults Only 18+).Ã‚Â On the back, you’ll also find content descriptors which helps busy moms like us discern what age the game may be best suited for and what types of content may be of parental concern.
This is a big topic, and one that I’m trying hard — despite my deadline crazed, stressful life — to take more time to understand.