Resources on Your Teen & Media
In our increasingly technological world, it is hard to keep up with all the latest media advancements. However, as a parent, you want to be able to know what your child is being exposed to.
This page provides resources to help you improve your media knowledge so you can work to protect your preteen or teen from inappropriate media.
- Common Sense Media: This Web site is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families. It seeks to provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum – so that families can have a choice in the media they consume.
- FCC.gov: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
- Parents' Guide to Computers in Education: This book – developed by Dr. Dave Moursund – is for parents of K to 12 grade students, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers. (The book is also available for free download.)
- GeenaDavisInstitute.org: The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media seeks to engage professionals and parents in a call to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters – and to reduce gender stereotyping – in media made for children ages 11 and younger.