Happy 20th Anniversary to the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) today!
I’m happy to be announcing that I was picked to be an ESRB Parent Ambassador along with several other great bloggers in honour of their 20th anniversary.
[…] ESRB ratings have appeared on nearly every computer or video game sold at retail in North America over the last 20 years.
Some of the first rated titles (in 1994) included Doom for Sega 32X, Super Punch Out!! for Super NES and Donkey Kong Country for Super NES.
Of all the games rated by ESRB, 94% have been rated E, E10+ or T. ; E remains the most popular category, representing nearly 70% of all games rated.
In addition to rating games, ESRB also enforces advertising guidelines and monitors privacy practices as a COPPA Safe Harbor.
ESRB is looking to the future by streamlining digital rating services in collaboration with other rating boards across the globe.
– all above from the ESRB
If it weren’t for the ESRB, it would be a lot harder for parents to make informed decisions about what video games and apps to let their children and teens use.
If you aren’t familiar with the ESRB system or would like to know more, check out my post on Video
Game Ratings. Stay tuned for more posts about the ESRB and video games as well!
- The Online Mom
- Mrs. Video Games
- Tech Savvy Mamas
- Tech 4 Mommies
- Parent Grapevine
- Bongga Mom
- Geek Junior
- Kids Privacy
- Rockin’ Mama
- Silicon Valley Mom
- Little Tech Girl
- Well Connected Mom
(and possibly more!)