Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Not Safe For Kids – Google To Rate Apps By Content

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by | Filed Under: Android

Content ratings for movies, TV shows and games have been in place for some time. Now apps will be getting the same treatment in the Google Play Store.  Google is introducing a new content rating system based on the age of consumers.


Apps will be rated as suitable for kids, teens or adults.  From this point on on, all app developers will be asked to fill out a content rating questionnaire for all apps and games. The ratings system will be based on ratings from the International Age Rating Coalition, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Pan-European Game Information, Australian Classification Board and other ratings groups.

The process will be automated and free for the developers. In order for apps to remain in the store, developers will have to complete the questionnaire. Any app listed as unrated may be blocked from purchase. All new apps and updates to apps must also be rated before they can be published and made available for purchase in the Play Store.


In North America the games will be rated similar to the ratings system used for games.

C – suitable for families & children

E – Everyone

E 10+ – suitable for those 10 and up

T – suitable for teens

M – suitable for 17 +

A – Adults 18 and over

It’s all part of Google’s plan to better control the quality of apps in their app store and make sure that the apps available don’t violate their policies.  As more and more children use tablets and smartphones, understanding the content of apps and games becomes of greater concern to parents.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “Not Safe For Kids – Google To Rate Apps By Content”

  1. John Myers says:

    Suitable for teens This makes sense

  2. John Myers says:

    T- suitable for teens—Makes sense
    M-suitable for 17+ —makes no sense
    A adults 18 and over —makes no sense
    Drop the “M” and just make the “A” for 17 and over. Kids have changed over the years and some of you don’t want to accept it. Get over it.The stupidity of letting a 17 year old join the military and not even drink a beer, stay out after midnight, watch an “x” rated movie, buy a car. In the eyes of Uncle Sam he is an adult. Parents need to wake up.

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive