With the digital age amongst us, what parent is looking for help trying to stay on top of the gaming industry? Navigating the various video games and platforms can be exhausting but with the right tools it can be easy. For example, when my son was just getting into games I would stress over what games were coming out because I knew he would want them all, and I did not want to have to worry about him accidentally getting a game that was inappropriate. Back in the day parents did not have many choices, it was either you read the back of every game or you took a chance that it was not too violent. Now days there are parental disclaimers on the back of games so parents know up front what is going on.
There is still a lot to be desired in identifying what games are appropriate and which are going to turn our kids into serial killers. I do not have years to discover which games are coming out in which month, and which my son might enjoy. Life with a video gamer can be hard. Thankfully, there is a website that does all of this for you – a great tip for the parent trying to juggle it all.
Pixelkin, an organization dedicated to engaging, informing and connecting families through video games, provides the latest news, reviews, and developments in games—with a special focus on families gaming. Whether you’re concerned about learning opportunities, exposure to violence, or screen time—or you’re just trying to keep up with your kids—Pixelkin is a great resource.
I like Pixelkin because it saves me time. Anything that saves me time is good, and worth my time and effort in my book. The site is easy to use, and they have a Facebook page with updated information you can check often or catch them on Twitter if that is more your thing.