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How TV And Movie Violence Impacts Our Children

How TV And Movie Violence Impacts Our Children

Do violent images on television and in movies impact our children? Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council says they do – and that the data proving that is overwhelming. Henson is this week’s guest on Words of Wisdom, as she joins us to discuss a new PTC study that showed violence on broadcast television has actually increased since the ...

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Is It Possible To Stream Safely With Kids? (Interview With PTC’s Melissa Henson)

Is It Possible To Stream Safely With Kids? (Interview With PTC’s Melissa Henson)

Americans are “cutting the cord” on their satellite and cable TV at a record pace, but they’re also discovering that parental controls are sorely lacking on popular streaming services. In fact, a new study by the Parents Television Council finds that Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Streaming all lack the common-sense controls parents need to prevent children from viewing mature ...

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Have A Successful Screen-Free Family Night

Many of us want to enjoy more screen-free family nights at home, but don’t have a clue where to start – especially considering we live in such a technology-driven world. Today, many homes have at least one screen in each and every room. From TV to laptops, to smartphones, Netflix, and the Internet … there are just so many ways ...

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101 Fun Screen-Free Things to Do This Summer

It’s summer and school is out. That means large amounts of free time for the kids. And sometimes, it can also lead to the dreaded words no parent wants to hear: “Mom…I’m bored!” Don’t stick the kids in front of a screen all summer. Instead, beat boredom with 101 great screen-free activities that kids of all ages will enjoy. Best ...

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Secrets of a Screen-free Summer

Like it or not, technology has become a major part of our lives. Television, computers, smartphones, and tablets … most households have at least one (if not all) of these nifty devices. But if we’re not careful, our “screens” can become distracting and sometimes, even addictive. So why not try penciling in some “screen-free” time for your family this summer? ...

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6 Ways to Make Smart Entertainment Choices

In today’s fast-paced culture, entertainment options abound, available to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be found nearly anywhere. For many of us, entertainment is just a mere click away, or found right at our very fingertips. You can watch movies, listen to music, and even read a book – all by using the smart ...

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Tablets for Toddlers? Research Says Not So Fast!

Many parents have an unfounded fear that their child will fall hopelessly behind their peers if he or she does not have a tablet or computer full of “educational” apps and activities from birth. Many believe early technology use is the key to acceptance at a top-tier college and thus, a bright future. Truth be told, those omnipresent screens in ...

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