PEGI Safer Internet Day Supporter
PEGI organized a CONGRESS in Berlin on the 29th November 2012. Check out the event website with all presentations and infos : http://www.pegicongress.com/congress/Home.html
More than 110 representatives of the different PEGI committees, videogame publishers, parent associations, government representatives, international rating organisations and academic researchers participated in a day of interactive sessions to discuss the current status and future of the age classification of video games and online minor protection in general. Online developments and safety have been a core topic for the PEGI Congress.
Online rights and responsibilities are essential for PEGI. PEGI has been created to protect consumers from unsuitable contents and to inform about games content and features. With the fast online evolution of the gaming world, it is crucial to inform parents and children about their rights and responsibilities in this area. PEGI needs to be active and present online. The web environment is offering many gaming possibilities but it can also expose players to risks with real-time interaction, data sharing, location sharing, purchase actions... Therefore, those online features need to be clearly described to the consumers so they can act responsibly. This is why PEGI has developed PEGI Online to advise parents of safe online gaming websites, and has also developed recently a new mobile rating tool: PEGI for Apps.
PEGI for Apps is a rating tool to classify games and apps. This fast and easy rating process allows PEGI to be present in the mobile gaming area, with the same icons and content criteria. It is already being used by Windows Phone. As online apps have content and features that cause concern, PEGI has developed this tool with new additional feature descriptors (In app purchase, Personal data sharing, Location data sharing and social interaction).
Pan European Game Information - PEGI
PEGI (Pan European Game Information) is the european age-rating system for videogames.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to spreading the word about PEGI. In cooperation with our national trade associations we run many different communication campaigns throughout Europe, ranging from parents workshops and football tournament sponsorships to the broadcast of a PEGI video clip on national television and an animated clip campaign for Dutch retail stores (all clips can be viewed below). Check the age rating process video which explains the different steps to get a PEGI rating.
Following all those projects and communication, PEGI is pleased to take part in the Safer Internet Day this year again on the 5th February 2013 and continue to support the efforts to make a safer internet and better world for children!