Organizations/Television Viewing Guidelines
Keep informed about legislation and policies relating to childrenīs television with these sources of information. Visit us often as this list continues to grow!
Big Idea Foundation [offsite link]
Take advantage of the many relationship building activities that this organization offers.
Child Development Institute [offsite link]
Important information on guidelines pertaining to children and television.
Donīt Buy It - Get Media Smart [offsite link]
Learn about advertising tricks and how to buy smart from PBS.
Facing TV Violence [offsite link]
Child & Family Canada provides guidelines and activities to share with your children in discussing TV Violence
Family Programming Guide [offsite link]
List of family friendly programs on various cable channels.
FCC/Childrenīs Educational Television [offsite link]
Access information on policies, new laws, obligations of broadcasters and more. Submit your comments and get involved with educational programming for children.
FCC/Childrenīs Programming Guide [offsite link]
View reports regarding childrenīs television directly from commerical television stations.
Get Your Web License [offsite link]
Help your kids learn internet safety - with everything from who not to talk to, passwords, privacy, downloading and more. Brought to you by PBS.
Guidelines for Parents [offsite link]
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers useful information to parents on media and itīs effects on your children.
Kids First [offsite link]
Make informed decisions about what your kids are watching. This site is for The Coalition for Quality Childrenīs Media, itīs goal is to "support positive effects of media on children." Their site offers a wealth of information in addition to parenting forums, reviews, articles and more!
My TV Was a Nanny
During difficult or challenging times, allowing your kids to watch loads of TV so that you can recuperate may be just what the doctor ordered. Read on to find one example of this and how helpful it was for my family.
Parents Television Council [offsite link]
Summer Viewing Guidelines
With summer break here, many kids want to veg out in front of the TV. Here are some guidelines for monitoring your child's screentime during the summer months.
Television - How Much is Too Much?
Ever wonder how much TV is too much for your child? Read on to find out what the current recommendations are, and how you can tell if your child's viewing may be hindering their development.
Television Should my Child be Watching?
Many parents wonder whether their kids should watch TV at all. Here are some things to consider when making that decision.
TV Parental Guidelines [offsite link]
Homepage about TV ratings and V-chip information. Updated regularly and provides free materials for parents on television guidelines.
Virtual Childrenīs Hospital [offsite link]
Provided by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa this link provides you with information on taking control of the TV with younger children and teens
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