Carl’s Jr. nixes sexy burger girls, for all the wrong reasons

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Carl’s Jr. announced last month that leather bikinis and nearly naked women will no longer be a part of their burger advertising strategy. Good, right? The reason for the sudden change, however, points to a much larger societal issue.

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Happy Birthday to this blog!

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One year ago today I officially launched ChildrenAndMediaMan.com. Since then, more than 750,000 people have visited the blog. Without any paid advertising, this site consistently appears in the top 3 for Google searches for “children and media research.” My goal all along has been to get research about children and media, and what parents can do about it, into the hands of parents. 750,000 is only a drop in the bucket, but it’s a great start!

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To Internet or not to Internet—Balancing the good and the bad

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It’s a conflict every parent faces—I want my child to have the opportunities provided by the Internet, but I don’t want them to face online risks. So, just how to we let our kids benefit from all the good and avoid all the bad that the Internet provides?

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