"In this century, the mass media have come to rival parents, school, and religion as the most influential institution in children's lives."
Media and Values Magazine
Screen Time Eating Your Family Time?
" technologies have begun to rewire the ways in which tweens - meet, express themselves, use content and stay connected."
- George Barna - Father and Founder of Barna Research Group
On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.”
- 17 year old Kurt
New York Times,
November 21, 2010
"Pay attention to song lyrics, movie ratings, television shows, Internet activity and other media influences that have adult-themes and draw appropriate boundaries. Be particular about what you allow"
- Vicki Courtney, Best Selling Author, Mom and Blogger
"I am a little addicted to my ipod, cellphone, and tv, and my laptop. But, i dont want to be. I wanna see if I could go outside for 4 whole hours and see how it would feel like. I’m gonna try it."
"Parents believe that 2 percent of their kids have sent naked or semi-naked images to someone on-line or on a phone. Reality: 13 % HAVE SENT naked pictures and 24% have sent pictures that would not want shared with others "
- Center for Media Research, 2009
"It's just hard not to listen to TV: it's spent so much more time raising us than you have."