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What the media is selling to kids

Children are bombarded by advertising everywhere they turn. Helping kids understand how advertising works can help protect them from being exploited by advertisers.

Talking About Media and Taking Action

Talk to your child about media consumption to make viewing a conscious choice.

Violence and aggression: media mayhem affects kids

By the time kids enter middle school, they will have seen 8,000 murders and 100,000 more acts of violence on broadcast TV alone. And studies show it affects their behavior.

Social and Emotional Health: Media Role Models

Your child is bombarded with media messages about ethics and values that often run counter to yours. Here is what you can do to counter them.

Sound Advice on Managing the Media From Parents' Choice

Tame the media monster at your house with these simple tips.

Sexual behavior: what teens learn from media

If you don't talk to your kids about your own values and expectations about sex, the main input they'll get is from the media. Here are some guidelines to help you.

Is social media making your child a fame-seeker?

How often your child updates her profile, tags pictures, and talks on her cell matters – unless you’re raising the next Justin Bieber (in which case, carry on).

Can MySpace be good for kids?

As kids continue to flock to sites like MySpace, and the backlash from parents and the media fades, it's time to take a fresh look at social networking.

Top-10 high-tech math tutors

These guilt-free video games, software, and phone apps allow kids to indulge their gaming habits while pumping up their math muscles.

Internet survival tips for parents and teachers

Here's how to make sure your child is Internet smart and Internet safe.