Video games are one of the favourite leisure activities of Europeans, regardless of age,
education or social status. But a minority of video games contain content that is aggressive,
offensive or harmful, especially to children and young people. The European Commission
therefore advocates standards and practices that help parents to select games that are suitable
for their children. The Pan-European Games Information system, PEGI, and its sister for
online games, PEGI Online provide guidance to users so that they can better assess the content
of video games.