T V A N D Y O U R F A M I L Y
What parents need to know about children's television viewing.
FCC's Parents' Place
The Federal Communications Commission has an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
How TV Affects Your Child
Treat TV as a privilege to be earned — not a right. Establish and enforce family TV viewing rules, such as TV is allowed only after chores and homework are finished.
How Television Viewing Affects Children
Children who watch too much television don’t get as much physical activity and don’t explore new activities.
The definitive parents' guide to movies and video, Kids-In-Mind rates films according to how much sex, nudity, violence, gore and profanity they contain.
Designed to help parents and families make informed decisions about mass media. Included are tips, fun activities, reviews and current research about the positive and harmful effects of television, movies, video games, etc.
Movie Mom's Reviews
Columnist and film critic Nell Minow's movie reviews. Each review lists age-appropriateness and instances of profanity, nudity/sex, alcohol/drugs, violence/scariness and diversity issues.
Parental Media Guide
This collective effort involving movie, television, music, and video game industry groups brings together industry guidelines and ratings systems on the content of these entertainment products.