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Microsoft launches family gaming resource

Educational site designed to help parents make decisions about their children's' gaming

Microsoft has launched a public education resource on children and gaming called Get Game Smart.

The project's site,, features information on game ratings, opinion from experts on a variety of topics, and information aimed at helping parents find family games.

"Get Game Smart is part of our effort to give parents the tools and information they need to help manage their children's media use," said Microsoft's president of the Entertainment and Devices division, Robbie Bach. "The campaign offers a variety of components designed to help parents and kids of all ages address media use and video gaming in their households."

"The main components include a new Web site at, a fun Get Game Smart Family Challenge Sweepstakes and a nationwide video contest to identify Microsoft's new Get Game Smart Ambassadors, who can educate their peers about safe gaming choices and really inspire other families to talk about appropriate media use."

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