Justin Cascio praises Common Sense Media for helping to create a safer environment in which our children can consume media.
There are so many images in movies and the media that can make a kid feel inadequate beyond measure. That’s why I was glad to see in my Inbox today, an email from Common Sense Media with two articles about kids and body image: one for girls and one for boys, to correspond to the powerful binary of images we all face in the media: perfect men and perfect women. Both contain good advice for parents of kids of any gender.
I am a fan of Common Sense Media. Their whole idea is that parents can talk about what makes a movie challenging for young audiences, and whether they are appropriate, despite the MPAA ratings. One of my small acts of activism is to submit positive reviews of movies that contain positive messages for kids who are different.