I don’t often use this space to promote specific corporate work stuff and things, but I’m really super proud that we have Getgamesmart.com and that I get to talk about it a lot. For those who don’t know, Getgamesmart.com is a resource center to help parents and children integrate gaming and social networking into a healthy lifestyle.
It’s filled with tools, guides and fun information and overall education about the world of gaming and social networking in partnership with people like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Entertainment Software Association, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
If you’re a gamer parent, or about to be one, I’m glad we have a resource like this for you to use. I’m talking about it here today not just because I think it’s awesome, but also because they are running a sweepstakes!
Here are the details:
The Xbox 360 Family Sweepstakes will run for the next two consecutive weeks on Friday, June 11 and Friday, June 18, where families will have the chance to win an Xbox 360 Family Prize Pack which includes an Xbox 360 Elite console, a one-year Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, and 1600 Xbox LIVE points. On each of these giveaway days, you’ll find a new challenge question on the Xbox 360 Family Sweepstakes page around online and video game safety and how your family makes smart media choices in your home. For the chance to win each week, simply enter your answer and e-mail address on the Xbox 360 Family Sweepstakes page. Contestants will also have a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card or spa gift certificate by following @GetGameSmart and re-tweeting the challenge question from that week.
The full contest blog post can be found here: http://www.getgamesmart.com/expert/blog/?storyId=30
I sometimes read the occasional Internet pundit or talking head on TV spout off about how companies that make games don’t care about anything but the games. Getgamesmart.com is proof to me that not only do we care about healthy gaming and safety for children online, we want everyone else to care too.