"Mom! Dad! Can I see this movie? I really want to!" Sometimes it's hard to know how to respond to that question. What if the movie is PG or PG-13? Or what if your child wants to play a video game which has an E rating but includes violence?
When you are deciding what kind of content is appropriate for your child to watch, there are general guidelines that every family can use. Here are four questions you can ask to decide whether or not it is wise for your child to view a particular movie, program or video game:
What factual data is my child learning from this program?
If there is factual data, is it correct? You want your child's mind to be filled with truth. If the program communicates a distorted vision of reality instead of how life works in the real world, you don't want your child watching. You want your child to be exposed to things that are real and not a distortion of reality.