Raising media awareness for parents

Seminar in Longview emphasizes media dangers for kids, News-Journal.com, February 26, 2013

A very interesting article about an equally interesting school seminar in Longview, Texas. The gist of the seminar involves displaying for parents  the lyrics of contemporary music and video games and then juxtaposing them with similar media material from the past.

Those who attended the seminar were flabbergasted at how graphic the depictions of sex and violence had become in the arc of a 50 year period.

Parents felt sobered by what they heard and saw, and were more likely to monitor the media diet of their kids.

Such a seminar would probably have great value for many throughout the country and could lead to fruitful discussion.