Parents say they are largely aware that their children play video games, but their engagement varies when it comes to knowledge of ratings, their steps to stop their children from playing, and the act of playing games with their children. While most parents attempt some form of monitoring, the parents of boys and younger children are more likely to monitor game play than parents of girls and older children. Most parents say they regularly check ratings and that certain games draw particular attention. And many parents say that on occasion they stop their children from playing certain games. Far fewer parents say they actually play video games with their children. The age and gender of the teen are consistent predictors of the amount of parent-reported monitoring.