Resources/Media Awareness for Parents and Other Consumers

  • Children's Technology Review:
    A searchable online database for parents, children's librarians and educators to find objective updated reviews of the latest products.

  • Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)
    Offers information about the age suitability and content of computer and video games so parents can make informed purchase decisions.

  • GameSpot and GameRankings:
    Provides detailed information about video games, including the most popular titles.

  • The Media Awareness Network
    Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people.

  • Parent Previews:
    A one-stop shop for reviews on all forms of media.

  • Parental Video Game Control Features Videos. These videos have detailed instructions for parents to set the parental control features on 3 video game consoles (Wii, XBox, PS3) and PCs. In addition there is an introductory video that includes information and helpful tips for managing video game play in the home. These videos were created by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) and the link will take you to the ESCA website. Click on “Parents”.

  • Retail Council of Canada - Commitment to Parents
    Provides useful information for parents on the use of video game ratings.

Other Links

The Amusements Act

ESRB Media Spots
Family and GameStop ESRB - Family and GameStop
Youth and GameStop ESRB - Youth and GameStop

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