Protect Your Kidlets from Inappropriate Media

Do you ever find yourself thinking this:

“We rarley have the TV on anymore.  I don’t like what I see & hear, and I certainly don’t want my kids exposed to that!

“I wonder if that book is appropriate for my child?”

“Is this video game really age appropriate?”

“I don’t know that this is really a good website for my child to be on.”

With all the junk in the media now days – you’ve got to be aware and careful about what your kids bring into their minds!  That is why I’m so excited about this site we found called,  “Common Sense Media”. It is a FREE tool that will help you gage what your kids are watching, reading, and playing.  PLUS they have lists of recommended websites, books, movies, games, TV shows, and music!

“Common Sense Media is committed to creating a positive media experience for kids and families in a too much, too soon culture. We’re the leading nonprofit organization offering free expert advice, ratings, and reviews — by age — of the latest movies, TV shows, video games, books, music, and websites. ”

Check it out – they are even offering a code for 1 free week at Disney Digital Books.  You’ll get the code in your welcome email.

When registering, you say that you are 17+ (so they know you are the adult member of the household).  Then you simply input the ages of your children (and a name, only if you want to – I just did their initials), and then you can see recommended books, games, movies and so on – just for their age (each listing has a little synopsis as well)!  What a great tool!

Comments

  • Cathy

    Bummer – I could only get 6 kids listed. Ha ha!!

  • kimberly

    Just get rid of the cable. We don’t even get the free tv stations either. What a wonderful difference it has made in our life.You realize how much time you waisted watching tv. Now I read while i’m nursing the baby. We read more as a family at night. It’s a little hard at first because your use to certain shows but it’s well worth it. take a challenge from me try it for two weeks. Send kids out to play, pick up a good classic book, or go to bed earlier instead of numbing out to tv. See what difference it makes.

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