Free ESRB mobile app rates video games

Parents looking for information about video game suitability for their kids have a new tool from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB.org).

The ESRB Search App lets you use you speak the name of the game or take a picture of its cover and provides you with the game’s rating plus a description.

In her NetFamilyNews blog, my ConnectSafely.org co-director Anne Collier suggests that parents “get details from the game-rating source on the spot, pretending you got a text message (feigning disinterest so s/he’ll be surprised later).”

Listen to Larry Magid’s 1-minute CBS News Tech Talk segment about the app

Video description of ESRB Search App

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