UK Websites Could Get Rating System

Posted: Dec 29 2008, 7:13am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:20pm CDT , in Other Stuff


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Video games and movies all get ratings so that parents and buyers can see at a glance what type of content the movie or game will include. If a game or film is considered for mature audiences, only a prominent rating on the package shows this.

Websites on the other hand have no ranking system meaning that web surfers and parents have no idea what sort of content is offered on a site until they visit. The UK government is said to be considering a way to rate websites similarly to what is used for films and video games.

I don’t see how exactly they will rate the sites. I would assume something along the lines of how the ESRB rates games in the US saying that the game is E for example but online interactions are not rated. ISP would reportedly be expected to be the watchdog for sites under the new rating system.

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