Last weekend, CNN ran an article called "The Truth About Moms and TV", which reminded me of the Kaiser Family Foundation report from this past May. Both the article and the report reveal that parents often have a difficult time knowing how much media is too much, believe that educational media always benefits their children, and are likely to use media as a distraction for their kids when they need time to themselves. This information underscores the need for more effective methods of reaching parents with evidence of media’s positive and negative effects and suggestions for implementing family-friendly solutions.
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