Parent Resources

As part of our continued commitment to bring responsibility to the entertainment industry, we'd like to provide parents with some practical advice on how to set limitations on children's access to television, how to talk with your children about what they view, and how to set a good example for your children with your own viewing habits. Below is a collection of advice, articles and checklists from trusted sources. We hope this compilation makes it easier for you to get the information you need to keep your child safe.

Creating a Family Media Plan - American Academy of Pediatrics

What doctors wish patients knew about cutting down on screen time - American Medical Association

Points to Teach Children About Media - American Psychological Association

Impact of Media on Children -  American Psychological Association

Potential Risks of Content, Features, and Functions: A Closer Look at the Science Behind How Social Media Affects Youth - American Psychological Association

Is TV Really So Bad for Kids? - WebMD

Talking with Kids About Television - Children Now

Resources for families from A21:

Parent Guide for Teens
Parent Guide for Kids
Digital Safety Guide
Staying Safe Online Comic Book

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