how old is 'children'

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by RizbIT, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. RizbIT

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    How old does a end user have to be to be classed as a child?
     
  2. TsukaYuriko

    TsukaYuriko Q&A Spawn Camper Forum Staff Moderator

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    The link in your post literally answers this.
     
  3. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    Im Chris Hanson, why dont you have a seat.
     
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  4. curato

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    Lol, that is it. You won the internet for today.
     
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  5. RizbIT

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    ok clever clogs..

    it says..

    So does that mean you have to set whether it targets children on a country basis?

    If your app doesnt target children, i guess you cant really stop a kid using it.

    So if you have 20 games/apps on the store you have to complete the section regardless if if you target kids?

    This is a huge deal then, so even if you specify 18+ for your target audience they can decide that your icon or screenshots appeal to children and stop you updating your app?
     
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  7. TsukaYuriko

    TsukaYuriko Q&A Spawn Camper Forum Staff Moderator

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    There's really not much that can be said about this.

    Targeting children in one country but not in another is nonsense. You know your target audience, and you know whether it includes children. If it does, it's your responsibility to keep your app suitable for children.

    Whether children end up using your app even though they're not part of the target audience is irrelevant and the responsibility of their parents, not yours.

    What you have to specify where is not something the GMC can tell you. It's a question for the platform you intend to publish on, so you should ask it over there.

    If you're unsure about your app being suitable for children, do as you were instructed on the page you linked and consult your legal counsel, not the GMC.
     
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  8. RizbIT

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    This came under distribution....

    ok
     
  9. Lonewolff

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    And here we are, asking thirteen year old kids for legal advice again. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    There's an old saying about copright: "If you need to ask, you already know the answer". Trying to get people to reinforce your opinion that you should be able to break an app store's rules if you want to isn't gonna make anything better.
     
  11. MaGicBush

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    In the USA 12 or under is considered a child.
     
  12. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    18
     
  13. MaGicBush

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    Well not exactly. Under 18 Is a minor yes(in most states, 17 Missouri), but under 13 is considered a child. Teenagers are 13-18(17).
     
  14. EvanSki

    EvanSki King of Raccoons

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    yes, it varies state by state, not to mention country
     
  15. Yal

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    Many countries don't distinguish between "minors" and "children", so usually 15 or 18. Then again, PEGI has certain categories that are age-based, such as 3+, 12+ and "everyone" (supposedly OK for newborns and fetuses). Even if you're not actually gonna apply for a PEGI rating, keeping their guidelines in mind might make it easier to know where to aim for.
     

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