Twitter Chat: How to Avoid Ads for Kids, Share Meaningful Media Moments

    by Mark Glaser
    August 4, 2011

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    Advertising on kids' screens is sneaky! And kids under 7 can't tell what's an ad." -Caroline Knorr
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    As part of our ongoing series on Kids & Media, we had a recent live chat on Twitter with a group of parents to talk about how our kids use media. Special guests included MediaShift managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill, Common Sense Media’s Caroline Knorr and PBS Parents’ Tracey Wynne.

    I was the moderator, and we had a good turnout in the Twittersphere. The discussion included how to limit screen time for kids, avoiding the deluge of ads on gaming sites, and some of parents’ favorite shared-media moments with their children. And as a bonus, we had people suggest some of their favorite edutainment type apps and media. Check it out!


    Check out more stories in our special series, Kids & Media, on MediaShift.

    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit or put him in your Circles on Google+.

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