As leaders in the video game industry, it's Microsoft's goal to provide parents with tools and resources to manage their children's gaming and entertainment experiences so that they can play in safer, healthy and more balanced ways.
Microsoft is proud to have led the effort to create and build in safety measures that enable parents to choose the right games, content and online access settings for their families. Xbox was the first video game and entertainment system on the market with built-in parental control systems. Virtually all of Microsoft's consumer products- Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE, Windows 7, Zune and MSN/Windows Live - feature family safety features.
This commitment to families is taken to the next level through the Get Game Smart
program. The program takes a fresh approach to helping parents and kids establish healthy habits for playing video games, watching TV and browsing the Web. It encourages parents and kids to participate in a variety of both online and offline activities that will help them make smarter decisions about their family’s media choices, while encouraging a dialogue between parents and kids through tasks like the PACT
and the “Do You Know Your Gamer?” quiz
GetGameSmart.com brings the most current parental controls tools, expert tips and resources together online, including the latest information on updated Xbox 360 Family Settings. This website offers a variety of resources in one place where parents and caregivers can find valuable information to make educated decisions about balanced media use.
The site helps parents and kids to work together on fun activities and quizzes that will improve their knowledge about gaming and online safety, and help them create household agreements for media use ...along with easy ways to enforce them!
GetGameSmart.com also provides tips and information from the nation's leading experts and organizations, and features its own blog to provide families with up-to-date information on the latest video game and Internet safety topics. The Get Game Smart program is a new approach to helping parents and their children get on the same page about making smart media choices.
Microsoft is proud to work with its many partners on this important new initiative. For more information visit Microsoft's Web site.