Concerned With Video Game Violence?

Understand the ratings. Decode the mystery.

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“Being well informed will help you have a good talk with your kids about video game violence and set appropriate limits for individual kids.”

-Linda Breneman, founder of Pixelkin

What Can You Do About the Violence in Games ?

Lots of people are concerned about the level of violence in video games. Some of the stories in the media are enough to scare parents into banning video games from their homes altogether. But since 97% of kids in the U.S. play video games, it’s likely your children will find a way to play even if you don’t have any video games in your house.

The best thing you can do as a parent is to educate yourself about specific games your kids are interested in and talk to them about the games they play. The ESRB rating system is a great place to start when looking for the violent content in games, but those ratings only go so far. That’s where Pixelkin comes in. We go beyond the ratings to give you in-depth analyses of the different kinds of content your kids will find in video games. Our database of games gives you access to a huge amount of information about video games, including information about violence.

Pixelkin offers… 

  • game reviews from a parent’s perspective
  • the latest news and research about games
  • a huge database of video game information
  • a safe, welcoming place where parents can get nonjudgmental, expert advice
  • new perspectives on games from other parents
  • heartwarming stories of how video games brought parents and kids closer

  Understanding The Basics About Violence and Gaming

4 Things You Should Know About Video Games and Violence

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Where Are You on the Video Game Violence Spectrum?

Video game violence is a more complicated and nuanced issue than most people think. Let’s take a closer look at the various … Keep Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Video Games for Violence

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  Learn About the ESRB Ratings

T is for Teen: A Guide to the ESRB Rating System

Most people know the phrase “T is for Teen.” But what does T really mean? A 2012 survey found that a significant … Keep Reading

How To Go Beyond the ESRB’s Sexual Content Descriptors 

Most parents are fairly familiar with the ESRB ratings that can be found on game boxes and elsewhere. These ratings … Keep Reading

19 Things Every Parent Should Know About the ESRB

The ESRB is the Entertainment Software Rating Board. It’s what parents turn to when they need to know if a … Keep Reading

 Educating Yourself Is the Best Thing You Can Do

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Connect With Your Kids

Video games are much like any other hobby or interest your kids have. By taking the time to learn about and talk about the games your kids play, you’ll be showing them that you care about the things they enjoy. At Pixelkin, we believe that games have the power to strengthen relationships by bringing kids and parents together.

Sift Through All the Confusing Information

Video games are often a polarizing subject for parents. From screentime concerns to conflicting information delivered from major media outlets, it’s hard to find information that’s relevant to your family and your kids. At Pixelkin, we’re focused on giving you comprehensive, objective information that breaks through all the clutter.

Make the Best Decisions

By educating yourself,  you’ll have the information you need to decide which games your kids can play. Having the knowledge to back up your choices gives you the opportunity to describe your reasoning to your kids in a language they understand. At Pixelkin, we give you the tools to become fluent in the language of games.

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