Resources

Links to resources that help cut the ties to media violence.

Take the Challenge Now! - link A pre-school through high school media eduction program that reduces unwanted behaviors in our youth such as obesity, aggression and substance abuse. www.takethechallengenow.net

Parent Further - link Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed in the ever-changing, ever-growing worlds of technology and media? Most parents today work hard to find a proper balance between keeping up, and staying ahead of the kids. This site will help you find that balance. www.parentfurther.com

University of Michigan Health Systems - link This website is part of the University of Michigan Health System and has great resources including links to research which is organized by questions, eg. “Does TV affect children’s brain development. www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/tv.htm

Media Smarts - link This is the web site of the Media Awareness Network (MNet), one of the most comprehensive collections of media education and Internet resources. MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy programs since 1996 www.mediasmarts.ca

Children Now - link Children Now is the leading, nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children's health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development. The organization also leads The Children's Movement of California www.childrennow.org