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[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

Internet, Social Media »

[1 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Top 3 Shared Stories on Facebook 2011: Media & Parenting

Most Shared Media Stories on Facebook
Facebook released the top 40 Most Share Stories on Facebook of 2011. It’s list dominated by Yahoo and CNN stories ranging from stories about light-hearted articles of babies and dogs to more serious topics such as the Japanese Quake and Steve Jobs…

Since we are a media site, we wanted to list below a few notable and well written articles related to MEDIA as well as Parenting. We’ve provided an excerpt so you can get a feel for the article before clicking through… Check it out!

Books, Movies »

[27 Nov 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
The Hunger Games Trailer: Book to Movie

The Hunger Games the Movie is Coming – Watch the Trailer

This past week, the first theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games was released to the delight of many fans of the book. The Hunger Games the Movie is set to release on March 23, 2012 featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. It is expected to be a huge blockbuster considering the Hunger Games Trilogy is one of the best selling books in the modern era.

Video Games »

[3 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Did You Know Your Children Can Buy M Rated Video Games?

Should Video Games Stores be allowed to Sell M Rated Games to Kids?

US Supreme Court ruled that, YES, game merchants should be allowed to sell M rated games to kids. The US Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA) deciding that the 2005 California law that prohibited sale of violent games to minors as unconstitutional. The SCOTUS ruled in a 7-2 vote…

Movies, TV Shows »

[15 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Band of Brothers TV Series [Review]

Band of Brothers by no means should be shown to children. It’s a war movie, and a realistic one at that. Just like Saving Private Ryan, there are plenty of realistic violence. There is also plenty of cursing, which of course is expected as it is a war movie…

Band of Brother – Was it Clean? What were some of the themes?
See after the jump.

Events, News »

[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
9 11 / September 11 Quotes & Statistics [Infographic]

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting september the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children,”
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

See September 11 quotes & statistic infographic here.

Internet, Social Media »

[8 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Study says Facebook Users are Narcissist! [Study]

A new study determined that the overuse of Facebook can lead to the development of psychological disorders in teens. Some sample findings:

- Teens who use Facebook show more narcissistic tendencies.
- Young adults who use Facebook show more psychological issues such as mania, anti-social behavior and aggression.
- Children who overuse media and technology (ex. Facebook, Video Games, TV) tends to show negative effects on health. They are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.

click in to see more…

Movies, News »

[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Teen Choice Awards Chooses R-Rated Movies?

What are your thoughts on the fact that three R Rated, raunchy comedies earned multiple nominations at the TEEN choice awards?

The three R rated movie in question are “The Hangover Part II”, “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher”. The Hangover Part II earned a six nominations, while Bridesmaid and Bad teacher were nominated for best comedy. Remember this is the TEEN choice awards for 13-19 year-olds voting for what they consider the best movies, shows, and music of the year.

News »

[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Bad Idea: eReading while Driving [Infographic]

Do you own a smartphone? A tablet? A eReader?

47% of Smartphone Owners use while driving. 20% Tablet Owners and 11% of eReaders Owners!

Nielsen came out with some research on how and when people use their mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets. Some of the findings are not surprising, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

Check out the Mobile Use Statistics!

Internet »

[23 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Young People More Comfortable Online than Offline

This just in. Shocking story! A study from Kidscape, a children’s charity, showed that young people feel more comfortable with themselves online than they are offline. 45% of 11-18 year olds said they were happier online.

” [it's] easier to be who you want to be, because nobody knows you and if you don’t like the situation you can just exit and it is over. ”

Ok. So not really shocking.
Is any of this surprising to you?

Advertising, TV Shows »

[9 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
MTV TV Series “Skins” – Most Dangerous Show Ever?

A new MTV show “skins” started in January 17 with 3.3 million viewers, 2.7 million of them within 12-34 age range, making it the largest show launch in MTV History. Show creator Bryan Eisley called it “a very simple and in fact rather old-fashioned television series about the lives and loves of teenagers, how they get through high school, how they deal with their friends, and also how they circumnavigate some of the complications of sex, relationships, educations, parents, drugs and alcohol.”

The Parent Television Council calls it “the most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children.”

News, Video Games »

[27 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Congressman Joe Baca wants Warning Labels on Games

Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto, CA.) introduced a bill that calls for “all video games with an Electronics Software Ratings Board rating of Teen or higher” must include a health warning label stating:

“WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.”

See more info after the jump!