Here is a link to stream the Matt Townsend BYU radio show where I spoke on Jan. 7, 2015. The topic was media perceptions and I was interviewed the last hour about role model influences in the media on children.
The main talking points were:
Tips for parents of young kids
Limit screen time.
Find age-appropriate content.
Tips for parents of elementary-aged kids
Avoid stereotypes and antisocial role models.
Search out good programming together.
Avoid role model consumerism.
Tips for parents of older kids
Embrace what they like to hold influence with them.
Educate them with unrealistic ideals, including reality TV, soaps and unnatural body figures.