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Worst TV Role Models: Is Snooki Teaching Your Kids?

Tony, from "Skins," sleeps with every hot girl in sight. Credit: AP
What Are Kids Learning from TV Characters?
When it comes to sex, violence, drinking, bullying and other sensitive topics, you want messages about right and wrong to...
Get familiar with the characters kids are watching -- whether you love or hate them.

Can You Inoculate Your Kids From a Raunchy Culture?

Last week, a friend told me that her teenage daughter walked out of the room when she saw "Jersey Shore" on the television. You heard right, some teenagers don't want to watch Snooki and her morally-depraved roommates. It was enough to make me, a mom...It's not too late to keep "Jersey Shore" characters from shaping your child's morals.

How Parents Can Use MTV's 'Skins' as a Jumping Off Point

Use MTV's controversial show "Skins" to discuss difficult topics with your kids. Credit: MTV/AP MTV's teen drama "Skins" (a remake of the even edgier British series) showcases every behavior that keeps parents of teenagers up at night....MTV's teen drama "Skins" showcases every behavior that keeps parents of teenagers up at night.

Is MTV's 'Skins' Straddling Child Pornography Laws?

James Newman portrays Tony, right, and Sofia Black-D'Elia portrays Tea, in a scene from the adolescent drama "Skins," on MTV. Credit: AP Photo/MTV Although the British seem to do it better, we copy it just as well -- and in this case,...The show has been labeled by some as a flagrant display of child pornography.

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