"Ride the Magic Bus" -- the Xbox 360 bus, that is
From the news: "Parents everywhere are concerned with children's access to inappropriate media content. Microsoft, along with our friends at Best Buy and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is leading an education campaign to provide parents with tools to help them make the right entertainment choices for their families. These tools can help parents keep their children away from video games that they consider inappropriate and from unwanted online encounters.
"Microsoft recently launched the 'Safety is no game. Is your family set?' Xbox Citizenship campaign. This campaign is designed for parents who want to learn more about the Family Settings Feature available in the Xbox 360 console and about other resources to help protect children, like the ESRB's video game ratings and content descriptors."
There's a 20-city bus tour, traveling the States to help families enjoy appropriate games and online content. The big green bus is decked out with Xbox 360 game consoles and the latest laptop PCs. This tour kicked off today, starting at the Hartford Boys & Girls Club at Asylum Hill in Hartford, CT. On Thursday, October 26, the bus will be at the Chelsea Clubhouse at 30 Willow Street in Boston, and then on to Miami on Wednesday, November 8, at the Hank Kline Unit of Miami BGCA (2805 SW 32nd Ave., Miami).
For more and a list of stops on the bus tour, visit the Family Safety Bus Tour page on Xbox.com.
More info from the site:
- 10 things you can teach your kids to improve their Web safety
- How to help your kids use social networking sites more safely
- More articles in the Protect your family section of the Security at Home site
- The Family Guide to Video Games and Family Settings Overview