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Advertising and children
Advertising and children
The ability to spot advertising and understand the purpose of ads is an important life skill for children. Here’s how to help your child develop this skill.
Choosing the best movies for your child
Choosing the best movies for your child
How do you choose the best movies for kids and teenagers? Our reviews of old and new movies look at movie themes and content to help you choose.
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: 6-11 years
Healthy screen time and quality media choices: 6-11 years
School-age children can make the most of screen time by choosing quality media and working on healthy screen habits. Here are ideas for helping your child.
Healthy video gaming for children and teenagers
Healthy video gaming for children and teenagers
Video gaming for children can be fun and worthwhile when your child has healthy gaming habits like self-regulation, balance, and safety and respect online.
How children see television
How children see television
When children watch TV, they don’t experience it the same way grown-ups do. Find out about children and television violence, sex and scary images.
Internet safety: children 6-8 years
Internet safety: children 6-8 years
Children can come across dangerous people or content online. Use our internet safety tips to help children manage online risks and enjoy using the internet.
Media benefits for children and teenagers
Media benefits for children and teenagers
Are there any media benefits for children and teenagers? Yes! In fact, used the right way, TV, DVDs, computer games and the internet promote many skills.
Pornography: talking about it with children 5-8 years
Pornography: talking about it with children 5-8 years
Seeing pornography can be upsetting for children. Here’s how to help children aged 5-8 years avoid pornography and how to talk about it if they see it.
Screen time
Screen time
Screen time is the time you spend each day using devices with screens like TVs, phones and tablets. A healthy lifestyle includes daily screen time limits.
Sexting: early conversations with children 6-11 years
Sexting: early conversations with children 6-11 years
Sexting is making and sharing sexual material with smartphones and online. Pre-teens need your help to understand it. Here’s how to talk about sexting.
Video games, online games and apps: children and teenagers
Video games, online games and apps: children and teenagers
Video games, online games and apps are very popular with children and teens. If you help kids make good choices, they can get benefits and avoid problems.