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2011-06-20 23:51:00

Although parents appreciate having media ratings systems to help protect their kids from questionable content in movies, video games and television, the current age-based system doesn't meet their needs, according to a new study led by Iowa State University's Douglas Gentile. The study found that parents would prefer media ratings that focus on detailed content information. A national sample of 2,392 parents was surveyed by independent research firms -- Harris Polls and Research Now -- in the...

2011-03-03 00:00:27

GoGoStat Parental Guidance Helps Alert Parents to Teen Slang and Popular Texting Shorthand to Enhance Online Safety Redmond, WA (PRWEB) March 2, 2011 According to a recent study from TRUSTe, 80% of teens use privacy settings on Facebook to hide content from friends or parents. This combined with the use of new slang terms and text messaging shorthand can make it near impossible for even the most vigilant parents to have a handle on their child's online activity. To help parents keep their...

2010-12-28 00:00:37

The Covenant Eyes rating system, released in December, makes it easy for parents to know the age-appropriateness of websites. With a new website being launched every 2 seconds, parents need a tool that helps them keep up with ever-changing threats on the Internet. Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering provides reports that show a rating for each web page visited. Now, at a glance, moms and dads can quickly know the maturity level of websites visited and tailor conversations to...

2010-07-01 12:10:00

Major studios and big theater chains should rectify the ratings system now WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three years after the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced they would include smoking when assigning ratings to films, a new report shows that more than half of widely released films showing tobacco were youth rated (that is, carrying a rating of G, PG or PG-13). According to this analysis, the...

2010-04-29 09:23:32

Tobacco and tobacco branding in films most popular in the UK from 1989 to 2008 Tobacco imagery is still relatively common in films rated suitable for kids and young teens, despite significant declines in the cinematic depiction of smoking over the past 20 years, indicates research published in Thorax today. Based on their findings, active product placement may still be taking place, particularly in UK films, say the authors. They analyzed the occurrence of depictions of tobacco use, including...

2010-03-11 20:10:00

National study urges parents to take ratings literally: under 17 not permitted Washington, DC -  R-rated movies portray violence and other behaviors deemed inappropriate for children under 17 year of age. A new study finds one more reason why parents should not let their kids watch those movies: adolescents who watch R-rated movies are more likely to try alcohol at a young age. Published in the March issue of Prevention Science, a scientific journal of the Society for Prevention...

2010-02-23 08:13:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With 25 million American households watching online TV shows or movies, objectionable content that parents block on the family TV or avoid in the local movie theater is just a click away on the family computer. Now InternetSafety.com figuratively changes the channel with Safe Eyes® 6, the first family Internet management software that includes the ability to control children's access to online TV based on standard TV and movie ratings....


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