Why media role models matter

(Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla/clu/Salon)

As parents, we have a natural instinct to choose who we want our kids to be friends with — and who we’d rather they not hang around. The same instinct kicks in for media role models. We like Doc McStuffins because she’s smart and kind. SpongeBob? Maybe not so much.

In today’s 24/7 media environment, in which kids may be spending more time with media than they are with their parents, choosing positive role models is more important than...

What feeling does this article give you?

#hashtags to follow:

Getty [+]    Chip Somodevilla [+]    Salon [+]    Doc McStuffins [+]    SpongeBob [+]   

More #news: