According to a study by INTECO 40.8% of Spanish homes have video game consoles and 18.7% of portable consoles. The use of online gaming, either through console or computer, is about 30% of Spanish children: 28.4% (as children) or 27.9% (in the opinion of the parents) plays online video games regularly.
The practice of online gaming is predominantly male and increases with age of the child. 37.8% of children, compared with 18.9% of girls claim to play online against other players.
37% of children who use online games says it in the form of payment. The average monthly expenditure declared by minors access to video games fee is 4.5 euros.
Come to the PEGI rating , 5 out of 6 titles cited by minors obtained an appraisal for 16 +, that is, content that includes violence and profanity and would therefore not recommended for children and adolescents aged in range under study (10-16 years).
Spanish children playing video games online from one to three times per week (53.3%). A high percentage of boys (around 30%) who claim to play less than two or three times a month. Only 8.8% played daily (compared to 50% which is connected to the Internet daily. These data support the conclusion that video game use is more sporadic than the Internet, and probably focused on the weekend.
It seems to be in games where the parents show a more isolated with the reality presented by the children. 10% of parents put their children as a rule banning play games online, but only four of every ten children who play video games they have set standards on its use. 16.1% of parents say they are the ones who buy the games, compared with 1.6% of children that supports that claim. 11.7% of parents say they monitor the video games their children buy or buy only what they let them. This standard is not even mentioned by any child. More parental rules have been established regarding the use of video games are very similar to those provided on the Internet: limiting the times when you can play and the days and times that may be playing.