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Pan European Game Information - PEGI

PEGI (Pan European Game Information) is the European age-rating system for videogames.

PEGI helps European parents make informed decisions when buying video games. Launched in 2003, PEGI replaced a number of national age rating systems and isnow used throughout most of Europe, in 31 countries. The system is supported by the major console manufacturers as well as by publishers and developers of games that are active in Europe. PEGI was developed by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE).

The PEGI labels appear on front and back of a game's packaging, providing a reliable indication of the suitability of the content. The age rating does not take into account the difficulty level or skills required to play a game. There are also 8 content descriptors that work in conjunction with the age labels: violence in a PEGI 3 game (e.g. cartoon-style violence) is different from violence in a PEGI 18 game (strong, graphic content).

    



PEGI Online is an safety certification that is integrated into the PEGI system. Its purpose is to give young people in Europe better protection against unsuitable gaming content and to help parents understand the risks and potential for inappropriate behavior within this online environment. The requirements to obtain the right to display the PEGI online compliance label include the obligation to keep the website free from illegal and offensive content created by users and any undesirable links, as well as to take measures for the protection of young people and their privacy when engaging in online gameplay.

Links to our websites:

www.pegi.info
www.pegionline.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!

PEGI

http://www.pegi.info