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Children Media Safety

Plugging In and Quality Time with Kids

How many times have you been annoyed when the people around you are talking on their cell phones too loudly or texting during a movie …

Movie Ratings: What You Should Know About It

Your 12-year-old child wants to see the newest movie that’s all the rage. You’re not sure it’s appropriate for your child to watch. Movie ratings …

Media Influence on Kids: Monster or Magician?

Media influence on kids has become the subject of increased focus by parents, educators, and healthcare professional. New research has named several areas of influence …

Are 3-D Movies and TV Harmful to Children?

How long has 3-D technology been around?  Most of us might think of crowds of teenagers in a 1950’s movie house watching horror flicks like …

Violent Video Game Debate

Violent video games have been defined by California law as one that involves “killing, maiming, dismembering or sexually assaulting an image of a human being” …

Simple Steps to Protect Kids Against Media Influence

Children and adolescents spend, on average, more than seven hours a day with media, including television, the Internet, social media, texting, movies, music and video …

Reviewing Parental Control Software

I don’t know about you, but I spent what seemed like endless hours on the phone as a teenager talking to friends about everything and …

TV and Video Game Time Associated with Psychological Problems

A recent study published in Pediatrics indicates that children who watch television or play computer games more than two hours a day have a higher …

Cyber-bullying – An Explanation

Cyberbullying has increased along with the popularity of the internet. To effectively qualm cyber bullying, it is important not only to know the meaning of …

Sexual Media Influences Teen Decisions About Sex

The media recently reported that a popular clothing retailer has decided to reintroduce a catalogue that includes semi-nude, young models for distribution to their 18-years-and-older …

Cyber Bullying

Bullying is no longer about the strong picking on the weak in the schoolyard. Many students are using texting, e-mails, chat rooms and social networks …

The Internet Dilemma

Children are learning at a very young age to use the internet to gather information and to connect with friends. It is important to make …

What Are Your Kids Doing Right Now?

I am a child of the 50’s when radio, record players and TV were the main sources of media entertainment within the home. I spent …