June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

May 28, 2008 -

The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations has issued a press release declaring June to be “Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month.”

CERTA, which includes the Entertainment Merchants Association, a trade group representing video game retailers, hopes to remind parents to check ratings on movies and video games as well as parental advisories on music.


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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Don't forget to check the ratings on books and poetry...wait...those don't even have ratings!!

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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Why does this even warrant a month? I mean, it's not like they don't remind parents about this omnipresent fact every other month of the year.

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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

So its basicly ESRB Ratings an Awareness month??? Ony rating system that parent still have trouble knowing excists :P

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

So this is really, "Hey idiot. Read the rating before buying that game for your whiny kid" Month?

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

A small reminder from a teeny-tiny organization (if you blink, you missed us) called:

Parents For Education, Not Legislation.

Whether during any particular Awareness Month, or any other time of the year, use your knowledge to inform individuals and Parents of known resources to help them make intelligent decisions for themselves.

Whether telling them of various rating systems (even movie, TV, or even written material ratings), or resources to find out more details about any particular product, either by industry reviews or even better through consumer/user reviews. 

You will find individuals and Parents who make choices different than your own choices and this is not a bad thing.  We all make different decisions and the most important thing isn't that others make the same decisions as us but rather that they make informed, intelligent decisions.  One does not need to pass judgement to inform.

I also encourage you to inform others about rating systems and resources that you wouldn't particularly use.  While you may oppose certain beliefs or biases that you witness, others may not.  And it is far more important that individuals and Parents be allowed to use resources that best fit their own beliefs and ideals.

The most powerful tools in existance aren't organizations or the government.  They are actually the consumers themselves when they are well and Truthfully informed. 

Have a good day.

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

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Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Hm, I'm still waiting for it to degenerate to "Awareness Awareness Month", or something similar. "Hey guys, you can think for yourselves, did you know that?" 

Re: June is Entertainment Ratings and Labeling Awareness Month

Poetic Justice states that this is the month that another Hot Coffee kicks off.

 
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