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TV Tells Kids Fame is the Most Important Thing in Life, Study Finds

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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 Spend More Time With Media, Study Shows

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.

Teach Your Kids How to Use Creative Media Tools Responsibly

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.

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.

Alcohol in the Media

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.

After-Hours Texting and Media Use May Cause More Than Sleep Problems in Kids, Study Finds

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.

Tune Out: Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Entertainment Media

The AAP says to limit your kid's screen time to two hours a day. Credit: Getty Images
Quick: 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.

Students Who Use Facebook Get Lower Grades, Study Shows

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.

Sex Education for Kids? Just Tune In, Log On, Listen Up

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.

Superheroes as Role Models: Today's Heroes Send the Wrong Message to Boys

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. Credit: Francois Duhamel, Paramount
Without 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....

Kids' Media Use Tops Seven Hours a Day, Study Finds

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...

Kids and Twitter - The Emotional Costs

Twitter is currently enjoying a surge in popularity and it seems that everyone is doing it. But while the social networking tool, and other fast-paced information sources, are designed to allow users to connect in real-time, a new University of...

JLo Spied Without Wedding Ring, Claims Divorce "Not an Option"

Jennifer Lopez left her wedding ring at home last Sunday for the Golden Globes. Marc Anthony has also been out and about sans ring, and has been snapped by photographers chatting up other women and waving his bare left hand around. Sure that means...

Burger King Ad Encourages Cyberbullying

Burger King's latest and most desperate attempt to regain it's once regal status as fast-food royalty is an offer to Facebook users that if they drop 10 of their online "friends," the chain will give them a free Whopper.
Scary Cyber...

Naomi Watts says Breastfeeding Lead to Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

As you may recall it's only been a few weeks since actress Naomi Watts had her second child. The Mulholland Drive star and beau Liev Schreiber welcomed son Samuel on December 13; recently, they spotted on the red carpet promoting Schreiber's latest...

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