Research + News | Topic: Media Discernment

Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.

Parental Advisory: Platforms Let Parents Monitor Their Children’s Activities

Modern technology presents new challenges for parents, who grapple over how much screen time they should allow their children and the impact of the digital world on their lives. Read the article here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

How to Eat Media

Youth worker Joel Kime highlights CPYU’s 3(D) Guide method to media discernment in one of his recent blog posts.

Read his blog post here.

Docs Lay Out Media Recommendations For Kids, Teens

The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The organization also says parents should oversee children’s media consumption and educate them about proper media engagement.

Read the full article here.

How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World

Real tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.

Parents, Our Children Are Going Viral And It’s Not Always Good

Every day we have kids trending across social media for doing the stupidest things in the world. Read the article here.

What Kids Are Really Watching On YouTube

Common Sense Media shares that parents may worry about YouTube’s age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird). Read the article here.

Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim

Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.

Is Social Media Fueling A National Epidemic Of Teen Suicide?

Recent suicides underscore the disturbing increase in suicide amongst young people – up at least 13% from 2010. Read the article here.