Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rated 12+ for the following

I am not a parent.
While interacting with the Ted Books app, I scrolled down to the details. The Rating was 12+ and 12+ means: Infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor, mild sexual content and nudity, mild mature/suggestive themes, mild alcohol, tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

How do these App store ratings really work?

I caught this disruptive innovation that came with the 'iTrain' late, hence the world clearly passed me by. Maybe I am too late to complain, to late to wonder.

RatingDescription
4+Contains no objectionable material.
9+May contain mild or infrequent occurrences of cartoon, fantasy or realistic violence, and mild or infrequent mature, suggestive, or horror-themed content which may not be suitable for children under the age of 9.
12+May contain frequent or intense cartoon, fantasy or realistic violence, mild or infrequent mature or suggestive themes, mild or infrequent bad language, and simulated gambling which may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.
17+May contain frequent and intense realistic violence, unrestricted internet access, frequent and intense mature, horror, and suggestive themes; also strong sexual content, nudity, strong language, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs which may not be suitable for children under the age of 17. Whenever an app of this rating is requested for download, a message will appear, verifying if a user is 17 or older, and asking to confirm the purchase for this reason.

App Store (iOS) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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