My Son has a New YouTube Channel!

My son (nom de blog Blue Striker) has a new YouTube Channel, TheBattingEmperor. He asked me to write a short blurb about it, and is looking for subscribers. TheBattingEmperor is gamer focused (right now, there’s a video on the all-ages MMORPG Wizard101), with a few odds and ends, such as short videos and animations, thrown in. Check it out, and please subscribe!

Play It Safe: Tips Every Gamer’s Parent Should Know

This is for those of us whose kids play games online. There are some good tips for adults as well!

KingsIsle Blog

Online play options have become standard for many PC games and parents naturally want to find safe online games for their kids. While your kids play with other players of their favorite games, you need to be watchful for any potential problems. By taking proactive steps and staying actively involved in your children’s online activities, parents like you can ensure safe online gaming for your kids.

Observation 

As a parent, you need to stay current on game ratings and your kids’ use of and involvement in these games. Game ratings can help parents determine what is and is not acceptable content for their kids’ age groups and maturity levels. Here is a breakdown of some of the common game ratings from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB):

  • E – everyone
  • E 10+ – anyone over 10 years old
  • Teen – some content is not kid-friendly
  • M – mature players, usually 17+
  • A…

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