Monkey see…monkey do

April 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm (Comm 2322 PR Connections, Comm 4333 PR connections)

Children always copy what their parents do. It may be the way parents walk, talk, laugh, work, play, interact, eat, etc. Kids continuously walk in the footsteps of their parents from a very early age.

This is why social media is becoming a huge concern to parents. Children are more than ever wandering online and into some entertainment avenues that are potentially harmful to the children if not monitored. Some parents are just not in the loop. Either they are ignoring the obvious facts of overuse of social media, or they truly do not understand how addicting it can be when children are not old enough to understand the significant effect of social media as entertainment.

www.commonsensemedia.org is a website dedicated to informing parents of what their children are paying attention to, and whether or not this is a good choice for their family. “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy,” information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.(taken from mission statement)

The organization was brought to my attention when viewing a commercial on Hulu. I found this to be a great marketing tool for the organization, which deals with limiting the social media exposure to children.

As a side note, the organization  is hiring PR and marketing professionals. I think it would be an excellent company to work for that was founded upon the wellbeing of humanity.

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