Know How to Keep Your Kids Safe While Streaming Video! (Ep 21)

Posted on 09/06/2017

Hollywood Insider - Episode 21: How to keep our kids safe while viewing online streaming video.
Melissa Henson, Program Director for the Parents Television Council, shares the latest findings regarding the new study: “Over-the-Top or a Race to the Bottom: A Parent’s Guide to Streaming Video."

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1:18 Melissa’s role with the Parents Television Council and what the PTC is.
3:58 All the tips and tools the website has to offer for parents.
5:05 The top spots for parents to go to on Parents Television Council website.
6:59 How the PTC rates the current prime time TV shows.
7:43 How the PTC breaks down the shows according to sex, drugs, violent content etc.
8:53 Parents tips section on the website, album labeling, warning label information, etc. on the PTC website.
10:04 Rating reform information. The TV rating system has drastically changed over the years.
11:16 Main mission of the Parents Television Council.
11:33 Why the founders of PTC saw a need for this organization.
11:52 What Melissa’s specific role as the program director for the PTC entails.
13:55 Families offer stability and growth for streaming business, but there are not many children’s programs available on streaming.
14:36 The most popular streaming services available today.
16:14 Are streaming services safer for families than regular television programming? Must use parental controls.
17:42 How parents can set the right parental controls and pick the right streaming service provider for each individual child.
20:46 Groundbreaking PTC results just came out documenting the level of sex, drugs, violence in entertainment.
23:30 How ratings are applied to shows, are they accurate and who rates these programs?
27:05 The parental controls available today to monitor the content coming into your home.
29:26 Parents Television Council runs on donations and is not paid by networks. They have the family’s best interest at heart.
31:58 The PTC website has a rating system for streaming entertainment.
32:10 Melissa shares the results from a recent study called, Over the Top or a Race to the Bottom: A parents guide to streaming video.
35:23 The downsides to online video streaming.
35:37 How we can monitor the content of video streaming according to each of our children’s ages.
37:33 The great options available with content that is 100% clean for any age through video streaming.
39:03 Vid Angel’s capability of allowing parents to filter their online streaming video programs.
40:26 Watch Dog Blog - a great blog that helps parents know what is currently happening at PTC. One stop shop.
42:11 Melissa’s last words of advice to parents. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Be informed and be active in choosing wise entertainment for your family.
43:24 Tina’s encouragement to parents who are struggling with one of their kids.
45:50 CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK. Pay close attention to your kids and if they are acting any different lately. What kind of media are they ingesting?

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