Thursday, March 10, 2011

Confused by Your Child's Media Choices?

I am always on the look out for web-sites that will make my job as a parent easier. I was looking for information on the content of a movie I wanted to watch with my daughter. I remember the movie being very strong and powerful, and I thought she could easily handle it, but I couldn't remember why the movie had earned its R rating. This web-site is extremely helpful in giving specific content about an array of media choices, from DVDs to games to tv shows and the internet.

Commonsensemedia is designed to help parents review media choices both before and while their kids are involved in them. It allows kids, parents, and educators to review material.

Their mission statement is helpful:

"We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."

Here is the link if you'd like to "favorite" this site for future use.
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