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Sex in the Media

How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Tweens and Teens
Groping. Grabbing. Lewd talk. These are not words any parent wants their kids to associate with sex. But tweens and teens are getting an earful -- and not from the 6 o'clock news where you know what... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Talking to Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex
"Mommy, what's sexual harassment?" You were hoping that the daily news reports of famous and powerful men being accused of sexual misconduct would fly right past your kid's radar. But like other... read more
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When Good Role Models Go Bad
It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a celebrity makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From child stars such as Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber to... read more
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Common Sense
Common Sense Media, Common Sense Education, Common Sense Kids Action
Boys, Girls, and Media Messages
In today's 24/7 media world, girls and boys are flooded with messages about how they should look and act. Whether in toy stores, advertisements, TV shows, movies, or games, the images and stories... read more
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Talking About "Sexting"
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! 100 Movies You (Might) Regret Showing Your Kids
During a recent visit, our old friends decided the time was right to watch one of their longtime favorite movies, Roxanne (the 1987 Steve Martin romcom based on Cyrano de Bergerac), with their kids... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Thanks, Carl's Jr., for Making It Easy to Talk About Super Bowl Sexism
The first commercial fail of the Super Bowl is in, and the winner is Carl's Jr. The burger chain's attention-grabbing, super sexy "Au Naturel" ad is tasteless, sure, but it's also out of step with... read more
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Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
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