Teenage kids insisting on watching PG-13 movies with friends and on TV is a common household nuisance parents have to confront. Being a parent of 13, I empathize with those parents. My teenager demanded watching â€˜easy Aâ€™ as it was declared a PG-13 rating. Though the flick contain no compromising scenes, but the central theme of the movie was teenage sex. No wonder why teenagers are now involved in adult activities and how teens interact with fellow teens at the parties, schools and colleges. Whatâ€™s even worse is that such movies on teenage sex and related topics are so widespread that it is difficult for parents to figure out what is inappropriate and appropriate content. Thus, discussions with kids on these topics end up in heated arguments. So, whatâ€™re the ways to identify and filter inappropriate content that they read, play, watch and even hear?
Luckily, I found these following resources while researching that would aid me in making informative decisions and optimize my parental control tools accordingly â€“
Common Sense MediaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The CommonSenseMedia.org website wins favors of both parents and kids with loads of resources and list of information on kid friendly content. The website currently suggests top thirty romantic movies for kids of all levels. Plus, the website covers reviews and advice on various types of content from movies, apps, games, websites, books, TV shows, music etc. The site is an instant eye opener for parents like us to be acquainted with erratic attitudes of teen celebs that our kids idolize, also those so-called family movies containing sex scenes (beware before you rent them), latest movies suggested for seeing and skipping, recommended and worst TV role models and many more.
This is one of the best websites to read movie reviews through prospective of moms and parents. The website being limited to flicks, covers exhaustive information, tips, reviews, movie rating on all movies. Hence, whether we want to check out appropriateness of any currently released, upcoming or a particular movie whether it is on theater or available for rental â€“ you find them all on Parent Previews.
Later I found this website called Mamma Bookworm to get book reviews, book suggestions according to the stages of development like (teen, infant, toddler, high school etc.). Likewise, you can also consult ThrivingFamily for getting more book reviews and research on appropriateness of the books your kids are reading. Indeed, these websites will let me filter content and abstain my kids from inappropriate contents.