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Friendship Corner with Laura Macfarlane

Date: February 13, 2011 Author: admin Categories: Parent Updates

One of the responsibilities that parents have is to know what their kids are doing with regards to media – movies, video games, online activities, etc. Media is a fast moving, ever-changing landscape which makes it difficult for parents to stay current. That is one reason that Common-Sense Media is such a great resource for parents. Their mission is described below.

“Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.”

Please consider looking at Common Sense Media’s website and signing up for their parent newsletter. Parenting is a tough job but there is lots of support available even when it comes to understanding how children are being impacted by media.