Learn how to understand video game rating systems, what the main rating systems in use are, how to interpret them, and where to find further information. These systems are useful if you are concerned about he content in video games, and whether it is appropriate for children in your care. Discover where you can find additional information on individual games that have been rated, and how the level of information the main rating systems provides differs. The article looks at the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) and ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) systems primarily. Understanding the rating systems in use is an essential part of implementing effective parental controls.