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Just about every movie released these days includes bad language, violence, and crude sexual material. And it is very rarely necessary for the story. Network television shows the “airplane versions,” edited to remove offensive content. On a recent airplane trip, […]

Women You Should Know ran an article comparing the covers of Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life Magazines. The girls’ magazine touted articles like “Wake Up Pretty,” “My First Kiss,” and “Your Dream Hair!” The magazine for boys had articles about […]

Parents are never prepared to answer the “Where do babies come from?” question. When writer/director Evan Blank was asked to write a comically awkward scene, he remembered his own conversation with his father. Twinkies and Donuts is his cute, comedically […]

Personal cloud storage company MiMedia has released the results of a survey of parents. 76% of parents admit to running out of storage on their phones from taking too many photos/videos of their kids 71% think Moms take more photos […]

The television ratings system has failed badly. It is secret, inconsistent, and completely out of touch with current technology. There is no accountability or oversight and no way to challenge the decisions made by insiders. I am proud to join […]

Science of Us reports on a new paper about the way money, class, and status are portrayed in films for children. It is Benign Inequality: Frames of Poverty and Social Class Inequality in Children’s Movies published in the Journal of […]

Every parent should see “Screenagers,” which explores the unprecedented challenges families face over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Insights from authors and brain scientists provide a context for thoughts about how to best empower kids to navigate […]

Many thanks to Rawdon Messenger, CEO of TeenSafe, who answered my questions about keeping tweens and teens safe online. At what age do most kids get their first cell phone or iPad? The age is getting younger and younger. Pew […]

The New York Times reports that “Web Junkie,” a special to be shown January 11, 2016 on PBS, has some disturbing data for parents about the impact of screen time on children. Excessive use of computer games among young people […]