This web site has information for parents as well as teachers! I have recently shared resources and lesson plans on cybersafety with the teachers at CV and found this wealth of information for parents. This weeks featured article is on “Are WE bending the media rules.” It is often difficult to know where to draw the line with age appropriate Video Games, TV Shows and Movies. This website gives parent a great resource to help you stick to your own media rules. And what about the Super Bowl Ads? Here is an article that can help you discuss what your children will see if they are viewing the Super Bowl with your family this year.
Looking for Movie and TV Show Reviews?
Common Sense Media Movie and TV Show Reviews are rated by suggested age but they are much more indepth. The movie reviews have category ratings for Positive Message, Positive Role Models, Violence, Sex, Language, Consumerism, and Drinking, Drugs and Smoking. Each movie is clearly defined for each category and gives you a much better feel for if the movie is right for you and your family. Questions like “is the movie too scary for my 6 year old?” and “what swear words will I hear in the theater?”
Common Sense Media Advice for Parents is also very real world and helpful to parents. Videos and articles on your child’s age appropriate resources are available!
It is always nice when you can find helpful information on TV Shows, Movies, Music and Computer Games to make parenting decisions a bit easier!