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

    by Mark Glaser
    August 4, 2011

    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.

    Advertising on kids' screens is sneaky! And kids under 7 can't tell what's an ad." -Caroline Knorr

    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!

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    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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