#SeizeTheControls this festive season

Video Games Europe (VGE) has launched the Seize the Controls campaign in the run-up to the holiday season. The campaign aims to inform parents about the tools they have at hand to set up the best video game play experience for their family.  

Date 2023-12-12 Author Video Games Europe Section awareness, industry Topic gaming, media literacy/education Audience media specialist, parents and carers, research, policy and decision makers
Scripture: Seize the Control, Knowledge is power

The campaign shares five key tips on the easy-to-use tools available to help manage video gameplay, including what children are playing, who they are playing with, how long they are playing for, and how much they can spend. Families can choose the tools that work best for them and their family. The campaign will be promoted locally by national trade associations and companies, focusing on national data and information in each of the territories and languages. 

The latest survey conducted jointly by PEGI (Pan European Game Information) and IPSOS shows that 79 per cent of parents with children who play video games are aware of the PEGI age labels. Regarding parental control tools, among parents with children who play video games, 62 per cent say they apply one or more tools to monitor or limit their child’s gameplay. 

Discover more about the campaign at www.seizethecontrols.eu/. Help is also on hand for parents who need more information or support locally at www.seizethecontrols.eu/local/. 

Discover more about the work of Video Games Europe at www.videogameseurope.eu

Discover more about PEGI which provides age classifications for video games in 38 European countries at www.pegi.info

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