The KidZone program is a way to do what I think we Christians really need to do: be in the world but not of it. This helps our kids not to ignore the media altogether, which could limit their sphere of influence in a media-crazy world, but rather to look at the media with discernment and to make wise choices.
It’s good news and an encouraging sign when a leader in the technology industry makes promotion of family-friendly programming a high priority.
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Read more about KidZone at TiVo’s website.
“TiVo KidZone Launches as Parents Concern Over Children’s Television Viewing Soars,” press release, 15 June 2006.
Karen Brown, “TiVo Creates Safe KidZone,” Digital Pro Sound, 15 June 2006.
Stefanie Olsen, “Web firm tries to create safe haven for tweens,” CNET, 15 June 2006.
BreakPoint Commentary No. 051213, “Technological Toys: Are You Gift-Wrapping Porn?”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 051216, “Rated ‘A’ for ‘Assault’: Video Games and Your Kids.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 050901, “Bottling Up Smut: Cleaning Up the Public Square.”
BreakPoint Commentary No. 060530, “A ‘Smorgasbord’ for Pedophiles: The Allure of MySpace.”
Terry Mattingly, “Narrow focus draws ‘PG’ rating for Baptist-backed film,” Scripps Howard, 7 June 2006.
“Habits of the High-Tech Heart”—a “BreakPoint This Week” special broadcast with Dr. Quentin Schultze.