HOW: TIPS TO BE “SCREENWISE”

MAKE THE MOVIE RATING SYSTEM YOUR OWN
Movie ratings give parents important information about a movie’s content, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether a movie is suitable for your family. Use our ratings as a guideline for setting your own standards, particularly the rating descriptors that give more detailed information on why the movie is in that rating category. Then, talk to your kids often to make sure your family standards work for you.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Understand how our ratings work and read up on a movie to make sure it contains the type of content you’re comfortable allowing your children to watch. Take advantage of great parent resources such as movie reviews, online sources for movie information and visit us often to learn more about the rating system, what type of content fits into each rating category and what type of content is in a particular movie.

DEVELOP A BUDDING MOVIE CRITIC
Movies create whole new worlds for children to explore and learn, and you can help ensure that journey is a rewarding and positive experience. Help your children choose a movie to watch and discuss the content and subject matter together.

KICKSTART A CONVERSATION AFTER THE CREDITS ROLL
Reinforce the positive values of a movie by sitting down with your children after the show and discussing what they saw. Use the movie as an educational aid, clearing up any misunderstandings and sharing new ideas.

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