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Kids and the Internet


I don’t know about you..but I barely have time to put my makeup on then sit down and diligently read every video game or game console my girls bring home (they are more web/internet savvy than I am). Which can be dangerous. Especially with the upcoming holiday season, and the array of gifts they’re sure to get?

I wrote about protecting kids from internet dangers in the latest issue of InTown: Westchester. And, since researching my story, I also found out about ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) The front of virtually every game box displays an ESRB rating symbol ranging from EC (Early Childhood 3+) to AO (Adults Only 18+).  On the back, you’ll also find content descriptors which helps busy moms like us discern what age the game may be best suited for and what types of content may be of parental concern.

This is a big topic, and one that I’m trying hard — despite my deadline crazed, stressful life — to take more time to understand.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 11:36 am by Jeanne Muchnick. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Jeanne MuchnickJeanne Muchnick is a multi-tasking mama who's been writing about her two girls ever since they were born. She's the former Editor of Baby Magazine turned InTown Senior Editor whose parenting stories have also appeared in a variety of national consumer magazines including Woman's Day, Healthy Kids, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, FamilyFun and more. She lives in Larchmont, NY with her two girls: Corey, 14 and Sydney, 11, her husband, Mark and her flat coated retriever, Chip.
Mary Lynn
MitchamMary Lynn Mitcham, the editor-in-chief of InTown Westchester, is new to the mom scene. Her son, Owen, was born on the Fourth of July, 2006. Needless to say, she's still trying to figure out how to get herself - and her son - dressed and fed and still make it on time to work. Before she joined InTown and motherhood, she worked as a senior editor at Travel Holiday magazine and has freelanced for several publications including Parenting, Adoptive Families, Bridal Guide, Boating, Men's Fitness, and more. She lives in Westchester with her new baby and her husband, Adam.
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