Parents always seem to come across the issue of “managing” their kids’ playing time. As we and other have noted, mothers in particular have had this role of “policing” the gameplay of the rest of the family, although we know that this is no longer the case, since mothers play a lot of games also. Our project deals a lot with mapping the status and workings of this everyday life practice. The following blog post is a hands-on “how to” guide for parents to control the access settings on a variety of gaming consoles – the Wii, the Xbox, the PS3 for example.