Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC)

Definition of Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC) in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is RSAC (Recreational Software Advisory Council)?

A nonprofit organization with a content advisory system for Web sites on the Internet. The system, known as RSACi (Recreational Software Advisory Council on the Internet), allows Web site administrators to rate their sites according to degrees of potentially objectionable content. There are four types of content, each with five levels, rated from 0 to 4.

The content areas are as follows:

  • Sex
  • Nudity
  • Violence
  • Offensive language

By rating their Web sites according to the RSACi system, Web site administrators can help adults protect children from content that might be objectionable. Microsoft Internet Explorer has built-in client support for the RSACi system, which is administered using a password-protection scheme.

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