It’s been a very long time since we were all fascinated by Pong (click here to see just how fascinating it was!)
Well, we’ve come a long way baby. A very long way. Way too far in some cases.
If you are like me, you can become completely overwhelmed by trying to keep up with the interests of your children when it comes to the internet and technology. We as parents have children entrusted to us by the Lord and we want to raise them to please Him. Sometimes in our desire to protect our kids, we decide it is much easier to just say no to something than to “waste” time researching things that aren’t that important to us personally.
When it comes to video games, I will be honest that I’m not that interested. I’d much rather sit and listen and review my kids’ music choices than spend time checking out the games they want to play. This is why I’m writing this post. To introduce you to a good resource so that you don’t have to actually spend time on the games in order to evaluate them.
Did you know that video gaming comes with ratings, just like movies do?
This image from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) shows the various ratings and where you can locate them on the video game box. Online games also have ratings as well. There are also content descriptors.
For more info on the rating symbols and what they mean, visit the ESRB website.
For an excellent resource for good honest reviews of games from a Christian perspective, visit Plugged In.
As irritable as seemingly nonstop flying birds and snorting pigs can make me at times, those sounds are pleasant compared to the swearing and immoral content of some of the other games out there. Check out those sites to become an informed parent and pray that the Lord will give you wisdom when making decisions in regards to what we are setting before the eyes and ears of our children.