Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Violence in the Media

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Most Disturbing YouTube Videos (and What to Do About Them)
Of all the wild videos kids watch on YouTube, some of the most disturbing are the ones of people fighting. Playground brawls, gang fights, teachers bullying students, students mocking teachers until... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Simple Rules for a Healthy Media Diet
Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie "bad"? The truth is, there is no magic formula. A healthy media diet is... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2014 (and What to Play Instead)
Hundreds, if not thousands, of video games are published every year across a variety of platforms, from handheld and mobile to console and computer. Most of these are perfectly fine for almost... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Family Movies with Surprisingly Scary Scenes
To this day, the only movie that has directly given me nightmares is Watership Down. I saw it when I was 7 or 8, and I'm sure that my parents had only the best of intentions. Yes, it was based on a... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Tips on How to Deal with Media Violence
Violence. It's literally everywhere: in video games, movies, books, music videos, and cartoons, on the nightly news and the Web, and even in commercials. And it's becoming harder to avoid. Today,... read more
What Are Boys Learning from the Super Bowl?
It's difficult to imagine a more hypermasculine public ritual than the Super Bowl. Muscular men shoving and slamming against each other, seeking dominance over one another, and being revered and... read more
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
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Boys Deserve More from TV Than Muscles and Machine Guns
Boys have it pretty good when it comes to TV. From Sid the Science Kid and Jake and the Never Land Pirates to Psych and Modern Family, great male characters are everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of... read more


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