Established European ratings body PEGI has understandably spoken of its confidence in the role it will now play in policing the nation’s gaming habits following the official government backing sanctioned as part of the Digital Britain report.
“This decision by the British government to adopt PEGI as the single ratings system for video games in the UK will give British children the same protection whether they are playing at home or online, as children in 28 countries across Europe,” Simon little, the MD of PEGI parent organisation the ISFE stated.
“PEGI meets the criteria set out by Professor Byron in her review and has also been further updated to take into account developments in new technology as game playing moves increasingly online and becomes increasingly interactive. It is a robust system which protects children online and offline.
“We will continue to ensure that PEGI remains the most relevant and effective system for helping parents, guardians, teachers and retailers to protect children both now and in the future.”