Xbox One and Parental Controls: Microsoft's New Guide for Parents
Every day more and more kids have an Xbox One among their games and toys, so Microsoft decided to launch a guide to make sure parents are up to date. This guide contains information on parental controls, game ratings, and everything you need to know as a parent about what your child can do on their Xbox One.
One of the problems that have long arisen in the video game industry but which has become more acute in recent times, is the fact that underage players, even children, play titles with content unsuitable for their ages. This situation has often led to video games being called a bad influence or the cause of some tragedies. Although there are agencies, information channels and certain security restrictions, the truth is that companies must take a step forward and Microsoft is doing so on this occasion.
A report by Gamesindustry.biz reported that Microsoft will launch in the United Kingdom a family guide for users of Xbox One, with the aim of informing parents or guardians about different issues regarding content classification and parental controls that can be activated on the console.
Both physical and digital platforms
Designed as an information option for parents, the Xbox Family Guide will be distributed in different branches of the most important chains that offer consoles and video games, its initial print run is 100,000 copies, but it is possible to download the digital version. According to the information, Microsoft is working with companies to ensure that parents who purchase an Xbox One this holiday season receive a copy of the guide.
The guide brochures will be distributed through retailers: GAME, Smyths, Gamestop, WH Smith and John Lewis, to families who purchase an Xbox One or are considering doing so, and will also be accessible through the Microsoft website in its family section.
Ready for Christmas!
Among its recommendations, Microsoft advises parents to set up the consoles they purchase for their children before the Christmas gift period so that their children can play immediately. This has been defended by the director of Xbox for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Harvey Eagle, in statements to Games Industry.
So if you’re planning to give your children an Xbox One this Christmas, you will be providing them with a complete source of fun with the guarantee of being safe for their psychological development.