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How Parents Guide Video Games For Kids

In this digital era, games are an inevitable part of our all day entertainment and studying. It's important to know how parents guide video games for their children so that the video games don’t become an obsession. The glaring negative effects of gaming have sent an ominous signal to all parents. This includes mental distraction causing



the children to prioritize gaming over lessons, lesser outdoor time(which leads to lesser exercises causing greater obesity), age inappropriate behavior due to the constant exposure to aggression seen in video games, addictive behavior etc.

There are perfect tools and resources that parents can rely to be informed about the video games. The Entertainment Software Rating Board(ESRB) rating system guides parents on how age appropriate the content of video is. The classification has the following categories: Early Childhood (EC) for 3 and older, Everyone (E) for content suitable for 6 years and older,

Everyone 10+ with content for 10 and older, Teen (T) for 13 and older,Mature (M) for ages 17 and older, Rating Pending (RP) for-non-classified games and Adults Only (AO) for 18 years and older.

At Microsoft the makers of the gaming console, there is good advice imparted to parents to avoid the harmful repercussion. Following simple principles would make new-age parents guide video games for their children in an effective way.

Comfortable posture while playing, takings break regularly during gaming, maintaining a balanced
lifestyle by restricting the hours of play, choosing age appropriate games for children and setting parental controls will go a long way in making our children enjoy gaming and not get hooked to it.

Playing games can be hazardous to some causing discomfort on hands, arms,shoulders. Some of them experience pain, numbness, throbbing and stiffness too. In these cases a health professional’s advice has to besought as early as possible.

Xbox 360 Family settings give parents to control access to children. Securing the content with a password or PIN helps. Parent scan restrict video content based on the ESRB rating. While using Xbox live where they interact with online community parents can seal the child communication via the video, conceal the child’s profile and restrict the child’s exposure to online content.

Raising children has become challenging today with many instances of cyber bullying and parents have to take corrective measures and know how parents guide video games. Stay informed and involved, secure content, communicate to children and enjoy. Parenting, like gaming is indeed a fun!

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i need 4 digit owner pin for crackle parental control it won'tl let me enter the number unless I know it and they never gave me a four digit parental control number so how do I obtain it?


Only the person that set up the 4 digit code that knows the code can do it. There is no way anyone else can figure out what the code is.

Nov 14, 2015 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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ayaw kasi akong bili ng psp ng parent ko eh gusto kong magkaron psp eh pwede nyo po ba akong bigyan ng psp? pls....


Hahahaha... You know baby, mag-aral ka muna. Saka na 'yang PSP. It doesn't mean na kasi hindi ka binigyan ng parent mo, hindi ka na nila mahal. First things first, study and study hard. Malay mo pag nasa honor roll ka, iri-reward nila sa'yo ay isang Piano Black PSP.
My two kids owns PSP, tig-iisa sila actually. Pero, you know what, they're not really fond of it kasi mas gusto nilang manood nga movies. In fact they have watched more than 10 times the "Rio" movie. I am not saying na ibibigay ko sa'yo yon PSP nila kasi hindi rin pwede. My point is, there are reasons why hindi gusto ni mommy at daddy na bilhan ka ng PSP. Ask kita, are you a good kid? Kumusta ang grades? Do you have sports like basketball or volleyball or taekwondo? If you're good at those things, you'll see your parents happy. If they are happy, they will feel proud para sa'yo.
Try mo kayang mag taekwondo, mas magugustuhan mo yon kaysa sa PSP... Magsasawa ka rin doon...
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Jun 03, 2011 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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I just purchased Red Ball Challenge and it asks for a parental pin number. do you know what this is please?


Someone had put a parental lock on the wii for a content lock. When you try to access something it doesnt like you have to put in the 4 digit pin to get to what you wanted to play/see.
To get around this, follow this guide: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/settingsParentalControls_reset.jsp

Mar 14, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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forgotten pin for wii. have confirmation no


wii pin master reset
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/settingsParentalControls.jsp#reset

  1. Access the Wii System Settings (how to).
  2. Click on the blue arrow to reach the Wii System Settings 2 menu options.
  3. Choose "Parental Controls" and select "Yes."
  4. Enter the 4-digit PIN and select OK. If you have forgotten the PIN, select " I forgot" to answer the secret question. (Answers to the secret question are case sensitive.) You will now be in the Parental Controls menu, and can change the following items:
  5. Game Settings and PIN
  6. You can adjust the "Highest Game Rating Allowed" to be played on the Wii console. This setting is based on the Entertainment Software Rating Board ("ESRB") game rating categories. Please note that Parental Controls settings do not affect Nintendo GameCube Game Discs.

Feb 27, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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