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Factsheet 69: Worried about kids playing video games? Look at the label! Better information and protection for users of interactive games

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.