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The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children

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There's a stranger in your house.

Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence — right in your own home. Kids spend more time each week with media than they do with their parents or teachers, and they learn about the adult world — through the influence of TV, the movies, music, computer games, and the Internet — long before they're ready.

"This is the new media reality," writes nationally acclaimed child advocate James P. Steyer, "and it is not one that most parents or children are prepared for." With The Other Parent, Steyer offers critical guidance for understanding and processing the media that deluges your kids. Here you can learn how to:


  • talk to your kids about the messages they encounter in the media
  • put your family on a healthy media diet
  • initiate activities besides television watching and Web surfing

...and much more. A widely acclaimed, behind-the-scenes look at the media reality that children face, The Other Parent is a groundbreaking book that will change the way all Americans use and view the media.

Synopsis:

There's a stranger in your house.

Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence — right in your own home. Kids spend more time each week with media than they do with their parents or teachers, and they learn about the adult world — through the influence of TV, the movies, music, computer games, and the Internet — long before they're ready.

"This is the new media reality," writes nationally acclaimed child advocate James P. Steyer, "and it is not one that most parents or children are prepared for." With The Other Parent, Steyer offers critical guidance for understanding and processing the media that deluges your kids. Here you can learn how to:

  • talk to your kids about the messages they encounter in the media

  • put your family on a healthy media diet

  • initiate activities besides television watching and Web surfing

...and much more. A widely acclaimed, behind-the-scenes look at the media reality that children face, The Other Parent is a groundbreaking book that will change the way all Americans use and view the media.

About the Author

Jim Steyer is the CEO of Common Sense Media. He has spent more than twenty years as one of the most respected experts and entrepreneurs on issues related to children's policy and media in the United States. Prior to founding Common Sense, Jim was Chairman and CEO of JP Kids and served as President of Children Now, a leading national advocacy and media organization for children. In addition to his duties at Common Sense, Jim teaches popular courses on civil rights, civil liberties, and children's issues at Stanford University. Jim grew up in New York City and now lives with his family in the Bay Area. 

Table of Contents

Contents

Part One An Inside Look at the Media and Kids

One: At Home with The Other Parent

Two: It's All about Money

Three: Sex Sells

Four: Media Violence: In Harm's Way

Five: The Selling of Kids as Consumers

Six: The Politics of Media and Kids

Seven: The Power of Campaign Cash

Part Two Taking Back Control: Strategies for Change

Eight: It All Starts at Home

Nine: Calling the Media Industry to Account

Ten: Protecting the Public Interest

Eleven: The Challenge of Citizen Action

Afterword

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743405836
Afterword:
Clinton, Chelsea
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Steyer, James P.
Author:
Clinton, Chelsea
Afterword by:
Clinton, Chelsea
Afterword:
Clinton, Chelsea
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Violence in mass media
Subject:
Mass media and children
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Television and children -- United States.
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1279
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.335 oz

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"Synopsis" by , There's a stranger in your house.

Every day your children are bombarded by images of sex, commercialism, and violence — right in your own home. Kids spend more time each week with media than they do with their parents or teachers, and they learn about the adult world — through the influence of TV, the movies, music, computer games, and the Internet — long before they're ready.

"This is the new media reality," writes nationally acclaimed child advocate James P. Steyer, "and it is not one that most parents or children are prepared for." With The Other Parent, Steyer offers critical guidance for understanding and processing the media that deluges your kids. Here you can learn how to:

  • talk to your kids about the messages they encounter in the media

  • put your family on a healthy media diet

  • initiate activities besides television watching and Web surfing

...and much more. A widely acclaimed, behind-the-scenes look at the media reality that children face, The Other Parent is a groundbreaking book that will change the way all Americans use and view the media.

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