January 09, 2013

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“Common Sense” Media for Kids and Video Games

If you have children that love playing video games, chances are they might have recently received a new gaming system or new video games for holiday gifts. As a parent, you probably want to know everything you can about the games your kids are playing, including their ratings, any objectionable content, and if they have any educational value. Aside from playing the games yourself, which could take hours, where do you turn to learn about today’s video games? 

Never fear, there are trustworthy, informative resources available to you. Time Warner Cable has partnered with Common Sense Media, a not-for-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of kids and educating families through information on media and technology. Time Warner Cable’s digital television customers can watch an educational video of “Video Game Tips” on TWC’s Entertainment On Demand channel (under the “411 for Parents” tab) to better instruct them on appropriate games for their kids. In addition, Common Sense Media has an online guide to popular video games, with ratings and recommendations for families and kids based on their age.

That’s not all though. They have also made other educational videos for parents and kids available on TWC’s Entertainment On Demand on important topics, such as apps, celebrity role models, cyberbullying, online gaming, sexting, texting, YouTube and more. There’s also a “411 on Movies” category on the channel with movie reviews of popular films currently in the theater and on DVD.

To find out where Entertainment On Demand is located on in your area, look up your channel lineup.

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