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This article was published on July 20, 2010


Parenting Made Easy: Media by Age App for iPhone

Parenting Made Easy: Media by Age App for iPhone
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Sinthuja is a contributing Canadian writer of TNW Apps. She is a Business Analyst & Project Coordinator at JAN Kelley Marketing and hold Sinthuja is a contributing Canadian writer of TNW Apps. She is a Business Analyst & Project Coordinator at JAN Kelley Marketing and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University.

Media by Age iPhone

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Overall: 4/5

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Kids today are inspired by all kinds of media and as the gatekeepers, parents need to make the call on what is appropriate.

Common Sense has just released Media by Age, an app for the iStore that provides the details needed to make a quick decision. With over 14,000 titles, Common Sense provides reviews on television shows, movies (in theatres and on DVD), games, books, websites, music  and mobile apps.

Each entry provides a brief description of the title, a review by Common Sense and ratings based on Educational Value, Messages, Violence, Sex, Language, Consumerism and Drugs & smoking, helping you make a decision based on your family values.

The reviews are well organized into categories based on medium, age and an overall search function. Alternatives are also recommended if you decide to say no to the title in question.

Overall, this is a great parenting resource for making quick, informed decisions.