PTC's latest research shows that most of the original content on streaming platforms is rated for mature audiences, leaving families in the lurch. There’s at least 268% more adult-only entertainment on streaming platforms than there is content that’s suitable for families.
Decades ago, who would have guessed that Walt Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” would have turned into this!
Use this “Screen Time Safety and Cyber Kindness Contract” to establish boundaries and expectations around your child's use of digital technology.
Netflix and its board of directors are getting rich off of explicit content. Worse, they are desensitizing millions of viewers at home by asking them to be entertained by it. What kind of America are we creating for our kids?
The TV Content Ratings System is failing America’s children. The TV ratings were designed to help parents decide what is appropriate for their children. But this system clearly does not work, and the PTC is leading the way to fix it!
Written by PTC | Published November 14, 2023
Facebook and other social media companies become addictive because they provide a “social validation feedback loop.” Every time the user gets a notification that someone has liked or commented on one of their posts, they get a little hit of dopamine – the chemical in the brain most closely associated with feeling good. Social media companies ensure that kids get a regular supply of dopamine hits by using algorithms to increase engagement and keep kids locked on social media for hours at a time
Written by PTC | Published October 6, 2023
We know that families want to watch TV together. Streamers know it, too. It’s an easy, affordable, low-stress way for families to spend time together, and according to one survey, 62% of respondents said that watching TV together as a family helped them bond. Yet less than 20% report watching TV with children under the age of 18.
Why is that?