How to protect your children from extreme violence on their computer screens
1. Always check the age classification of a game and its subsections of content: violence, bad language, fear, etc.
2. Research the game and, ideally, play it yourself.
3. Play with your children, talking to them about which games they play on their own and which they play with their friends.
4. Online games can involve downloading extra content – this needs to be monitored.
5. Online computer games (also multi-player aspects of console games) involve interacting with other unknown players. Stress the importance of not disclosing personal information.
6. Many higher-rated games have some sort of parental lock or control for levels of blood, gore and intensity. Use it!