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How to Nip Digital Drama in the Bud

Getting your kids away from media shouldn't be an ordeal. Credit: Corbis "Turn off the TV!" "No more Club Penguin!" "No Facebook 'til you're 14!" Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of digital drama -- where cell phones, TV shows,...Cell phones, TV shows, video games and the Web often create standoffs between kids and parents.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" When their...Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "The Karate Kid" A remake of the 1984 movie of the same name,...

Disney buys Club Penguin for $350M

Three Canadian fathers, concerned about their kids safety online (as well as all invasive ads) unveiled Club Penguin two years ago . This MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) capable of supporting hundreds or even thousands of players...

Internet games teach children to cheat?

I remember when Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers first came came out. Christy got it for Christmas sometime in the late 1980's. She got bored with it pretty quickly, but I was hooked. I never got very good, but I kept trying. I would get pretty far...

Club Penguin: MySpace for pre-teens?

I guess I have to get used to the idea that the Internet is to today's kids what the neighbourhood "club" was when I was a kid. Social networking, chatting, and interacting is done largely online. And although I find that a little sad, it's probably...

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