5 Ways to moderately use Entertainment Media

Published: 14th October 2010
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Television and internet technology are most influential media entertainment these days. Parents need to adjust with their discipline methods in order to ensure their kidís safety when they use and view shows or websites. If they donít know how to moderately use this forms of entertainment media it can greatly affect their social and emotional behavior without parents knowing it already.

Here are possible ways that parents should do to moderately use entertainment media in order to ensure kidís safety.


1. Applying all eyes on you technique. Parents should install software in the computer system that will track and monitors the sites that the kids visit while using the online resources. This is a good way to monitor the kidís activity online and will protect them eventually.

2. Blocking unwanted and prohibited websites. This is will prevent kids from viewing sites that are not right for them and not even suitable at their age.

3. Enforcing parental guidance and control. Implement strict rules when using the television and internet technology and be firm with it.

4. Limit the number of hours that children are allowed to use the computer and television. Set curfew time for kids to follow when they watch television shows and use the internet for surfing.

5. Create other alternative ways for children to enjoy and learn while watching the television or surfing on the net.

Enforcing kidís safety from the use of entertainment media is a challenging task for parents. Kids should not be prevented from watching television and internet surfing but they should be controlled to assure that kids are also responsible for themselves and will moderately use it for entertainment purposes. This makes entertainment media for them television shows and internet technology to be educational and helpful rather than a dangerous thing for them.

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Learn more about parenting tips, parental advice and child discipline from
Maribeth Oliver: http://super-parenting.net

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