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The most important thing in life is to be a good and kind person, to love yourself and others and take an active and inquisitive interest in the world arou ...Whoa! Someone is watching reruns of "Mister ...Fonzie, where are you when we need you?
Minority kids ages 8 and older spend an average of 13 hours a day watching TV, listening to music, using the computer and playing video games. Credit: Getty Images Minority kids in the United States spend more time in front of ...Minority kids spend more time with telvision and computer screens.
Even if kids think what they post is private, nothing is guaranteed. Credit: Getty Images Great technology not only gives kids tools to create, but it also empowers and inspires them. Digital creation covers anything from filming a ...Great technology not only gives kids tools to create, but it also empowers and inspires them.
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.
Advertisements leave an impression on your children. Credit: Getty Images Don't people have fun in alcohol ads? And they make a big impression on your kids. Alcohol ads have become entertainment in their own right. One of the most ...Alcohol in the media makes a big impression on your kids.
Watch Videos Related to StereotypesMedia is full of economic, gender and ethnic stereotypes. Credit: Corbis While many argue that it's just human nature to make sweeping generalizations about people, the media certainly takes an ...The images our kids see powerfully inform their sense of what is normal.
Watch Videos Related to a Healthy Media Diet!Help kids connect what they learn in the media to events and other activities in which they're involved. Credit: Getty Images Whenever you can, watch, play, listen and surf the Internet ...When kids are around, set an example by using media the way you want them to use it.
Watch a video on teaching your child independence.No one wants to be known as a helicopter parent. Credit: Corbis Nobody wants to be labeled a helicopter parent -- a hyper-vigilant mom or dad who micromanages her or his child's every ...Trying to control everything your kid sees, plays, and listens to might not be doing your kid any favors.
If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other ...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.
The AAP says to limit your kid's screen time to two hours a day. Credit: Getty ImagesQuick: How many gadgets does your kid have? Between iPods, computers, handheld games, televisions, video games and the like, we're guessing it's hard to keep ...Average kids spends more than seven hours a day watching TV and using computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The only thing they spend more time doing? Sleeping.
Updating your status while studying could lower your GPA. Credit: meow meow meow meow, Flickr Newsflash: Facebook may be making us dumber. London's Daily Mail reports that a team of psychologists studied 219 university students between ...Newsflash: Facebook may be making us dumber. Too many hours on Facebook= too little hours doing homework.
No glove, no love (we hope). Credit: Corbis"Ain't no chaperones, this could be the night of your dreams ... We're rocking back and forth under the disco ball, we're the only ones on the floor ... Girl I promise I'll be gentle, I know we gotta ...In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns pediatricians, parents and the media about the danger of sexual messages U.S. teens and children are getting from television, music, the Internet and other forms of media.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. Credit: Francois Duhamel, ParamountWithout the cape, Superman was just mild-mannered, clumsy Clark Kent, who could never quite get the girl. By day, Spider-Man was the shy and dorky Peter Parker. ...
Media use among kids is way up over five years ago. Credit: lather rinse repeat, Flickr Are we surprised that a new survey has found daily media use among children and teens is up dramatically from five ...