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Violence in Media—A Guide to Media Ratings [Infographic]

Violence in Media—A Guide to Media Ratings
Violence in media seems unavoidable. Even content deemed “family-friendly” probably contains some level of violence. It could be mild and joking or it could be an epic battle between heroes and villains.

It’s likely that kids graduating this summer have seen 40,000 murders on TV if they watch the national average of 7.5 hours of media per day.

I’m all for including entertainment in our homeschooling. It can spark an interest in a topic or supplement a lesson. Sometimes we use it as a reward for getting school work done.

No matter how you use media (TV, movies, games, Netflix, YouTube videos) it’s important for us as parents to be aware of the content. Media ratings help, but it’s better to preview content when possible.

Rawhide Boys Ranch created a great infographic that shares eye-opening information about the media consumption of kids in America.

Check out the infographic below. If you want to dig deeper in to the details, check out Rawhide’s excellent article that compliments the infographic. Continue Reading →

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3 Top Tips to Enhance Learning with Digital Media [Infographic]

Enhance learning with digital media
Do your kids like to watch movies and videos? Looking for a way to incorporate their viewing habits into your homeschooling? Enhance learning with digital media from Pure Flix Digital’s 4-week curriculum for homeschooling parents.

Pure Flix Digital has added a library of educational videos and movies that homeschoolers can use to supplement their curriculum.

They recently reached out to me and we collaborated on this infographic that shares some of the benefits of homeschooling with digital media. Continue Reading →

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2017 Total Solar Eclipse Infographic

Are your kids excited about the total solar eclipse this summer? Want a handy way to teach them about eclipses? Here’s a great infographic from Space.com that illustrates what causes eclipses and the different kinds you might see.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Quick STEM Tip

You can spend an entire week investigating eclipses. The best application is to figure out the math that determines when an eclipse will occur.

Bonus #1: If you have an artist in the house, have your child draw the relationship of the sun, moon, and earth during an eclipse.

Bonus #2: Take a look through your history books and see when an eclipse occurred at the same time as a major historical event.

WARNING: Never view the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, without protective eye wear.

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A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go [Infographic]

Pokemon Go Stats and TipsPokémon Go continues to remain one of the most popular casual games even after a blockbuster release in the summer. It’s easy to play and Niantic continues to add features and bonuses that keep over 23 million people a day playing the game.

Pokémon Go is a hit in my household and my kids and I are always on the lookout for new Pokémon to catch.

This infographic from Rawhide.org details some of the amazing statistics around the game and also has some great advice for playing Pokémon Go with your kids. Continue Reading →

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10 Internet Safety Tips for Teens and Tweens – WHS 202

10 Internet Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens


Sometimes being on the Internet is like driving into oncoming traffic. It’s bad enough there are potholes, reckless drivers, and traffic jams to deal with when making your way down the “information superhighway” (bonus points for 90s tech references) but if you’re not careful you and your kids can inadvertently swerve into oncoming traffic.

Following simple safety tips will keep you safe on the real roads and these 10 Internet safety tips for teens and tweens will keep you and your kids safe on your digital drive.
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