PEGI provides advice regarding the age suitability of a game. However, every child is different. Ultimately parents should decide what their children are capable of viewing or experiencing:
- Always look for the age classification on the game package or on the digitale storefront.
- Try to look for a summary or review of the game. Ideally, play the game yourself or...
- ...play video games with your children, it's the best way to learn about them. Watch over your kids when they play and talk with them about the games they play. Explain why certain games may not be suitable.
- Agree on the amount of time that can be spent playing games per week.
- Encourage your children to take regular breaks.
- Be aware that games can enable the purchase of additional downloadable content.
- Online games are played in virtual communities allowing players to interact with unknown fellow players. Tell your children not to give out personal details and report inappropriate behaviour.
- Set limits (age, time, spending, online access) by using parental control tools.