Digital Citizenship Tip of the Week – 4/14/2016

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Guess which media type kids and teens love most? Social Media? Video Games? Nope, neither of these.  It’s good old fashioned TV.   58% of Teens watch TV every day compared to 45% that use social media every day.  The difference from our old fashioned TV viewing is that our kids are watching on their phones (43%), tablets (17%), computers (31%) and an IPod Touch (9%).   But finding good shows can be challenging.  So why not share some of your old faves? If you think back over the past, oh, 50 years or so, you’re bound to come up with shows that affected you in some way. Maybe it was the amiable leadership of Captain Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation or a groundbreaking cartoon like The SimpsonsWatching older shows gives your kids a new sense of pacing — and perspective. Here are 50 kid and teen-appropriate shows that shouldn’t be missed. Hopefully this list will help you and your kids bond while you enjoy and discuss.

Have a great week and don’t forget to use Common Sense!

 

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