Tools to Curb Your Kids’ TV Habits
According to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board, about 72% parents have rules about TV use. Even if you limit your child’s TV watching to just a few hours in the afternoon/evenings or a few hours on weekends, you may still need a refresher course on how to monitor what your child is watching and how much.
“Every new school year introduces a unique set of changes for each family, and the TV season is no different,” says Jim Dyke, TV Watch Executive Director. “Children are a year older and television rules may have changed based on age and the family’s tastes and values. It is a perfect time to consider those rules and review the available tools to enforce standards.”
TV Watch (televisionwatch.org), a non-profit organization that “educates parents about existing tools to manage their families’ TV viewing,” shares the following resources to keep an eye on your kids.
- Basic Television Tools for Parents
- Guide to Understanding TV Ratings
- Parent-to-Parent Info Card on TV Habits
- Printable Remote PATROL Poster
- TV Resources for Spanish Speakers
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