A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this site offers a huge range of mostly positive cartoons for kids preschool age to 8+. The site allows unrestricted use and access to all areas. While all content on the site is considered appropriate for children under the age of 13, parents should watch alongside younger children.
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Is it any good?
The KidMango Web site is part of MyFamilyTV, a programming initiative aimed at buying and consolidating blocks of children's entertainment that parents can feel safe having their kids watch. Shows range from goofy, fun kids' entertainment to highly educational fare; some are brand new and some are very, very old (like Dennis the Menace) The content is divided into recommended ages, and kids and parents can decide which content is acceptable for their own tastes. At present, this is it for the site -- there is no interaction, no chat, no user-generated content. But as a good, clean, nice-looking place for kids to watch videos of their favorite shows, KidMango achieves its goal.
Talk to your kids about ...
What is "good" entertainment and what isn't? Many of the shows here have strong, positive messages -- which stand in stark contrast to those which are purely entertainment driven.
Families can also talk about setting limits on computer time. Because of the vast amount of content here, and the unrestricted nature of the site, it can be very easy to spend a lot of time here.