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Making Sure Your Shields Aren’t Down »

I’m not what you would call a "Trekkie," but I must admit to enjoying many of the older Star Trek films, when (in my opinion) the franchise hit its peak. Way back in the 1980s, Captain Kirk was king, and in The Wrath of Khan, he showed how he could outsmart any space pirate after taking down the shields of an attacking ship, pirated… read more »

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Tickle U: Is It Selling to Your 2 Year Old? »

The constant purveyor of everything animated, Cartoon Network has introduced a new daily series that has garnered an usual amount of press attention. Tickle U isn’t actually a program in itself, but instead is a two-hour block of a variety animated short series, all of which are expressly developed to appeal to the youngest television audience… read more »

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Take2 Interactive: Guilty of Mocking ESRB Ratings? »

Is it a game publishers dream? Or nightmare?

Just when you thought the controversy surrounding Take2 Interactive’s Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas was fading away, a new development has brought the game back to the forefront of news media—and likely cash registers.

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Let’s Put Technology to Work! »

It’s been an amazing couple of decades. I can still recall bringing my first VCR in the door shortly after I was married. The Betamax took a prominent place on our econo bookcase, and cost as much as a good quality used car. I promised my wife we would only need two tapes… one to record on and the other to watch.

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TV Ratings—Time To Change the Program »

The Parent Television Council’s recently released report on television ratings confirms what nearly any parent who watches television already knows: That, in general, the TV ratings system isn’t meeting the needs of the portion of the population it’s designed to assist.

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The Game of Revising Ratings »

In the late 1980s, the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating in an effort to make a stepping-stone between PG and R. Now, the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB) has made a similar move with their video game rating system—except it’s near the tamer end of the scale.

 

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Is Pornography Addictive? »

Part 3 – Who Do You Believe?

This is Part 3 of a three-part series. The opening article can be read here.

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Is Pornography Addictive? »

Part 2 – A “Natural Teacher” or “Irresponsible and Dangerous?”
   
  This is Part 2 of a three-part series. The opening article can be read here.

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Is Pornography Addictive? »

Part 1 – The Facts Are Sketchy, But the Picture is Clear

You’ve done everything you can. You filter your Internet connection. The V-chip is activated in your television. The parental lock is set on all your DVD players. And you keep an eye on video games and music coming through the door. But, even with all these precautions… read more »

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Navigating the New World of Mean Girls »

Are girls getting meaner? It appears so. Over the past decade, experts have noted an increase in aggressive behavior involving female teens. But why is it happening? And how much effect do entertainment role models have on young girls who are either becoming bullies or are the recipients of derogatory remarks and physical abuse?

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EmPOWered Women »

Female empowerment is becoming a big star on the silver screen of late. The images of women in need of protection are passé... the message of the new millennium is, “You go girl!”

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In America and Overseas, Girls Yearn for a “Nip/Tuck” »

A recent survey conducted by a fashion magazine in Scotland asked young girls of that country what they would do to make themselves look more attractive. The surprising results showed nice clothes and the latest hairstyles are being replaced by something far more permanent: Plastic surgery.

 

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