These are the rating labels, for video games.Rating can be found in the front with theletter, on the back is the letter and whatinappropriate content a gamer might see.
GoalsAt the end of the lesson student will fully understand the rating system of video games and what games are appropriate for them to be playingStudents will also have the basic understanding of how to locate the rating label on the game.They will understand what each letter means and represents.
Rating SystemThere are six letters that are used in rating video gamesThe letters are C, E, E10, T, M, AYou don’t really see C to much on games anymore. It stands for early childhoodSince there are so many Leapsters games out their for young children(pre-k to k), many are not playing console video games
Rated E, E 10E stands for everyone. If you flip the game over it will tell you why it’s rated E.E games contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.E 10 is for ages ten and up. In these game, you will see cartoons, fantasy, mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes.
Rated TT stands for teen. These are games that are appropriate for ages thirteen and up.Don’t worry if your teen tries to buy a game. Most stores won’t sell it without parents consent.In teen games you will see violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.
Rated MM stands for Mature. These games are appropriate for gamers seventeen an up.You have to show ID when buying games that have this rating.In games that are rated mature you might see intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.
Rated AA stand for Adult eighteen and up.You have to show an ID to get this game. So your son or daughter cannot buy the game if they are not an adult.Adult games will feature prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.
ActivityNow that you have a little bit of a background of the rating system of gamesI am going to split you up into group of three. Write down a few games that you can think of that are not age appropriate for you. Why they are not age appropriate? What clues on the game may help you determine if the game is appropriate for you?Come up with at least three games.
Online RatingWith all the new system out their the new hot thing is playing online.This is where gamers can play other gamer world wide. All you need is wifi in your house and you can connect.This however is not rated because player can communicate to one another.
How To make online semi safeSince player can communicate you can not stop them cursing and saying some of the inappropriate material a young child should hear.You can do what is called muting. This is where you mute all the other players that are playing online. This allows you to use the online features and still be safe.
Other InformationFor more on Video Game Rating system and how they work please visit. http://www.esrb.org/index-js.jsp?gclid=CIyCwIWSm7QCFJust remember that the online material will not be rated so please you your discretion when it come to this.
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