PEGI Safer Internet Day Supporter
Pan European Game Information - PEGI
PEGI (Pan European Game Information) is the European age-rating system for videogames.
In order to create a better internet, PEGI has several ongoing projects in 2015 to increase its presence in the online & mobile gaming environment and to raise awareness about the age rating and content suitability of digital games.
In particular, IARC (The International Age Rating Coalition) is a project where rating boards from all over the world joined forces to provide a solution for the globalised market of digital games. It aims to unify and streamline the age classification process for digital games. The system simplifies the submission process for publishers by providing them with a single questionnaire, which automatically generates multiple age and content ratings for each participating country. Online storefronts are able to use the established standards ratings and consumers are presented with a consistently applied set of familiar and trusted ratings of their region. Through IARC, the storefronts will display the PEGI labels for EU territories and there will be 4 new feature descriptors to inform the consumers about the online functionalities of the apps: In-app purchase, Users interaction, Location data sharing and Personal data sharing.
As part of a consortium of 8 European Rating Boards and filtering software providers PEGI is also participating in an EU-funded research project entitled "Machine-readable and Interoperable Age Classification Labels in Europe" (MIRACLE). The main objective of the project is to investigate whether a commom data-model for age labels can be implemented in different business cases and classification contexts and to identify possible demo applications in order to establish a wider use of content classification systems. The project will run until July 2016. http://www.miracle-label.eu/
PEGI is pleased to take part in the Safer Internet Day again this year and it will continue to support the efforts to make a safer internet and better world for children!