Internet Protection & Accountability: Covenant Eyes Review

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability

The average age of child’s first exposure to internet pornography is 11 years old

Did you know…

  • Americans spend over 20hrs a week surfing the net.
  • Teens spend over 31hrs per week online
  • The average age of a child’s first internet exposure to pornography is 11yrs old
  • The largest consumers of internet pornography are ages 12-17
  • Over 50% of teens, 30% of children surf without supervision
  • 92% of children already have an online presence

Covenant Eyes is an excellent internet accountability & filtering solution. It’s great both for monitoring your children as well as accountability for adults. It’s simple. You can pick accountability partners you trust whether that be a parent, a friend, or a mentor. If you visit a questionable site, it’ll let your friend know. Trust me, it is a really strong and helpful preventive measure that can save you or someone you love from a lot of heartache and shame whether it be with spending too much time on the internet, visiting inappropriate sites or pornography that leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

Parents! Protect your Children Now!

Parents! It is also a great way to regulate internet use for your kids. Whether on desktops, laptops, iphones or itouches, children and teens now have unfettered access to the internet and we all know how dangerous that could be. Did you know 55% of teens own an iPhone which gives them direct access to the internet. Many who are younger have iTouches. Covenant Eyes has a great filtering program to block bad sites as well as gives parents the ability to limit internet hours. It really is a great peace of mind for the parents as well as can save a child from the numerous dangerous and inappropriate sites on the web. Perhaps it will also get them off the computer and play some sports or actually talk to someone offline.

Covenant Eyes also allows group accounts, so open an account together as a family or with a group of friends to take advantage of the discounted prices. One person can open the account and others can add onto the first account. It’s super cheap too.

If you do not have accountability or filtering solutions, I strongly urge you to give it a go. You can always cancel if it isn’t for you, but why not protect yourself and your family. Some basic details below. Covenant eyes is both an accountability software and a filtering system.

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Covenant Eyes Accountability Software

  • Monitors and reports internet use
  • Each site is rated (T for Teen, M for Mature etc)
  • Reports are sent to a person(s) you choose: a parent, friend, mentor, etc
  • Use reports to have conversations about online dangers
  • Available for Windows/Macs, Androids, iPhones, Tablets, iPads etc

Covenant Eyes Filtering Software

  • Blocks inappropriate content
  • customizable block/allow lists
  • Decide the amount of time the web may be accessed
  • Choose the times of day the web may be accessed
  • Available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability

How Does Covenant Eyes Work?

1) Set it up

  • Create a Covenant Eyes account
  • Download the software on devices you want to protect
  • Covenant Eyes will monitor internet use and rates sites that are visited

2) Get accountability reports

  • Covenant Eyes sends reports to your accountability partner you choose (parent, friend etc)
  • Reports will show how you are using the web

3) Be Accountable

  • Any red flags and inappropriate sites will be flagged
  • An accountability partner can keep you accountable with a simple email or quick call.

4) Experience Freedom

  • Remove secrecy and experience freedom.
  • Uphold your values, and be able to resist bad sites or overloading on the web.

So give Covenant Eyes a try. It really may be the best thing you did for yourself and your family. Don’t be naive about what kind of content your children are exposed to. Most children first get exposed to online pornography at the average age of 11. That is the average, meaning many are exposed even younger. The endless inappropriate videos on youtube that go viral grow at an alarming rate. Don’t get caught off guard. It’s a great way to keep them safe as well as yourself.

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Update: Covenant Eyes has introduced family pricing.

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Sexualization of Girls in Media – New Report

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Sexualization of Girls Report by the APA

American Psychological Association came out with a report that shows girl as young as 4 and 5 years old are wearing new clothing styles such as push-up bras, thongs, mini skirts and other adult type outfits. Following the onslaught of media images girls see on TV, there is a changing standard born out of the pressure these images give to children to “get with it” or “fit in”. This report brings up the decrease in self-esteem and the increase in depressions and eating disorders linked to the increasing sexualization by the media. It also emphasizes the increasing underage sex rate.

Sexy Children Halloween Costumes
Please don't let your daughters dress like this

Defining Sexualization of Girls

The APA taskforce on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to these public concerns. The APA taskforce also produced reports on the Violence in Mass Media, Advertising to Children, Video Games and Interactive Media among other similar reports. The “sexualization” process was defined having one of the following criterias.

  • a persons’ value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics;
  • a person is held to a standard that equates physical attractiveness with being sexy;
  • a person is sexually objectified – that is, made into a thing for other’s sexual use, rather than seen as a person with the capacity for independent action and decision making; and/or
  • sexuality is inappropriately imposed on a person

Examples of Sexualization in Advertising

Sexualization of Girls is pervasive throughout all media. The report outlines a few categories:

  • Ads – Sketchers “Naughty & Nice” – featured Christina Aguilera dressed as a schoolgirl in pigtails with her shirt unbuttoned, licking a lollipop
  • Dolls – Bratz Dolls – dressed in sexualized clothing such as miniskirts, fishnet stocking, and feather boas
  • Clothing – thongs sized for 7-10 year old, some printed with slogans such as “wink wink”
  • TV – Televised Fashion show in which adult models in lingerie were presented as young girls.

In addition, I find the most powerful media messages are often a lot more subtle. It is true that the constant barrage of images of pretty women with questionable outfits changes what we consider the “norm” in terms of how we define “beauty” and what is “appropriate” behavior. However just as powerful, is the message found in the lifestyles of sitcom characters. People love watching sitcoms. They become attached to characters and they see the characters in the context of “life”. When people watch their beloved characters living a promiscuous lifestyle or behaving in a sexualized way (using their beauty to charm guys, chasing after pretty woman, gawking at a pretty girl who walks by) we take in these “behaviors” as normal reactions and how things actually are in the real world. We learn what is normal through what we observe in carefully constructed sitcoms that milk on what sells and let’s face it – sex sells.

Interesting Studies of Sexualization in Report

List of some interesting studies covered in the report:
Note that these bulletpoints are not at all comprehensive.

  • Sexualization inhibits Mental Capacity – Women who were in bathing suits trying to conduct a test did poorly then when wearing sweaters. Men found no such drop off. Thinking about the body and comparing to sexualized cultural ideals disrupted mental capacity.(Frederickson, Roberts, Noll, Quinn, & Twenge 1998; Gapinski, Brownsell, & LaFrance, 2003)
  • Mental Health Problems – Researched links sexualization with 3 of the most common mental health problem of girls and woman: eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression (Abramson & Valene, 1991; Durkin & Paxton, 2002)
  • Diminishing Sexual Health – Self objectification linked directly with diminishing sexual health among adolescent girls measured by decreased condom use and sexual assertiveness. (Impett, Schooler, & Tomlman 2006). Negative effects such as shame due to sexualization may lead to sexual problems in adulthood (Brotto, Heiman & Tolman, in press)
  • Sexual Stereotypes – Girls and young woman who more frequently consume or engage with mainstream media content offer stronger endorsements of sexual stereotypes that depict women as sexual objects (Ward, 2002; Zurbriggen & Morgan, 2006)
  • Effects on Men – Exposure to narrow ideals of female sexual attractiveness make it difficult for some men to find an “acceptable” partner or to fully enjoy intimacy with a female partner (Schooler & Ward, 2006)

Problem of Sexualization of Girls is Deep

The problem is not just the clothing they wear or even what girls are learning about sex – the problem is that girls at a young age are being taught how to approach relationships and how to approach intimacy. Media is teaching girls that being sexy and using their sexuality is important. Even Disney is responsible for using pretty, skinny woman characters using their beauty to get what they want. In the real world, many big name celebrities also are using their “sexuality” for all it’s worth.

Parents: Protect Your Child from Sexualization!

The ultimate message is that parents must protect their child. Some may think it’s cute to allow their young daughter to wear t-shirts that say stuff like “Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me” (the main line from a popular song) or allow your daughters to those “cute” mini skirts or short-shorts that have things written on their bottoms. To buy them make-up kits as a child and teach them to adorn themselves with beauty products. But it won’t be funny when those very children becoming sexuality active by middle school and learn to objectify themselves, placing their self-worth on how they look.

Download & Read the Full “Sexualization of Girls” Report Below

  • Please let us know what other good pieces of statistics or information you find below in the comments section!
  • Also what are your thoughts about the Sexualization of Girls? Do you see it as a big problem?
  • What do you think we can do?

Summary: Executive Summary
Full Report: Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls (PDF, 408K)

The proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media is harming girls’ self-image and healthy development. This report explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image. – American Psychological Association

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Clean Family Friendly Movie Reviews & Ratings

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Clean Family Friendly Movie Reviews

Help us start a list of Clean Family Friendly Movies!

One of the goals of Clean Cut Media is to raise awareness of the influence of media on our culture and our Worldview. It is not an easy task as by nature much of what is written pushes up against what our culture would consider the norm. However, in addition to this primary goal, Clean Cut Media aims to also be a resource where people can come to find fresh perspectives and reviews on movies, music, tv shows, and other media.

It’s hard to find truly clean movies suitable for children

There are so many ways to watch or rent a movie. From Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, to Youtube, you can stream movies online at a flick of a finger, yet it is not an easy task to figure out which movies are wholesome, safe, and free of sexual innuendos, sex scenes, violence, vulgar scenes, and bad language. It’s nearly impossible outside of a few children’s movies (and even many of those are questionable). As someone who spends tons of time with youth students myself, it isn’t easy to find a definitive list of clean movies I can check out.

So I’d like to start a list of Clean Movies as well as Clean Family Friendly Movies so those who will find this post can have a list of movies they know is safe to watch both for their children and for themselves. Also, please contribute popular movies that seem safe at first glance.

Please Share Your List of Clean Movies & Clean Family Friendly Movies

Here is what you can do.

Comment below with the Names of Movies that you consider to be clean and/or family safe.

Please label them as Family Friendly / Clean

Clean Movie: This means no sex scenes, no or minimal sexual innuendos, no or minimal bad language, no excessive violence/gore, and no bad message!

Family Friendly: Basically would you take your 10-year-old daughter to this and be perfectly comfortable with what she is taking in?

Exceptions: I realize finding perfectly “clean” movies is really hard, so if you know of any movies that violate a portion of these categories, just notate it next to the name. You MUST note any amount of bad language, sexual innuendos, sexual scenes, bad message, violence – think about parents of very young kids who may want to use this list to choose a movie. The more information the better. Also if you know the RATING, please note it as well.

Please also contribute movies that come off as family-friendly but you found to be unacceptable as well as any popular movie titles! (Ex. The Later Shrek movies are NOT for kids! Tons of sexual innuendos and jokes). If you see movies below that do not have proper warnings, let us know!

Below are some samples to start off with. Please follow the general format.

I’ll update this as people comment. Red = Not Family Friendly

List of Clean / Family Friendly Movies [+ Unclean “Children” Films]

Movies Names Clean Family Friendly Exceptions
25th Hour [R] Lots of Bad Language
100 First Dates [PG-13] X X
30 Minutes or Less [R] “Horrible Language, Massively Inappropriate” “Horrifying” “Skipped through the whole film then turned it off”
12 Angry Men [PG] X X
A Little Princess[PG] X X
Adjustment Bureau, The [PG-13] X Some Sexuality
The Adventures of Tin Tin [PG] X X
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Series [G] X X
Aladdin [G] X X Clean movie, other than how absurdly skinny the princess is as in all Disney movies. Beware of the impact!
All Dogs Go to Heaven [PG] X X
Amadeus [PG] X Director’s Cut is rated R for flash nudity & language
Amazing Grace [PG] X X
Angels in the Backfield [PG] X X Violence & Bad Language
Anne of Green Gables [PG] X
Annie [PG] X X
Ant Man [PG-13] X X
Antz [PG] X X
Apollo 13 [PG] Foul Language, Short sex scene in shower
Around the World in 80 Days [PG] X X Some Nude statues & Pictures
August Rush [PG] X X “very mild foul language” – Arica
Babe 1 & 2 [PG] X X
Back to the Future Series [PG] X Some bad language [see comments], some adult themes
Band of Brothers [NR] X War Violence, Sex Scene in Episode 9
Beaches [PG-13] X Some Adult Drama
Bedtime Stories [PG] X X
Bella [PG-13] X X Topic of Abortion & Sad Scene of Car Accident
Ben-Hur [NR] X X Violence during the race.
The Big Year [PG] X X Few Bad words, some sensuality. Sensual kissing scene b/w married couple. Clean, Family Film
Billy: The Early Years [G] X X
Black Beauty [G] X X
Black Stallion [G] X X
Blind Side, The [PG-13] X X  Some language typical of football players. Some images of alcohol drinking
Bolt [PG] X X
The Bourne Identity [PG-13] X Violence & Bad Language, Sensual Kissing, Characters sleep with each other despite knowing very little about each other
The Bourne Supremacy [PG-13] X Violence & Bad Language
The Bourne Ultimatum [PG-13] X Violence & Bad Language
Brave [PG] X X
Bridge to Terabithia [PG] X X
The Bucket List [PG-13] X Some Cursing & Sexual References
Bugs Life [G] X X
Cacoon [PG-13] X Brief Nudity? Someone please confirm.
Captain America [PG-13] X X Action/Violence
Captain America 2 [PG-13] X X
Captive 2015 [PG-13] X Drug Use
Cars [G] X X
Chariots of Fire [PG] X X
Charlotte’s Web [G] X X
Charly [PG] X X
Cheaper by the Dozen [PG] X X Sexual References, Schoolyard name calling
Chicken Run [G] X X I found this movie too scary for children under age of 4-5
Christmas Child [NR] X X
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe [PG] X X
Cinderella Story [PG] X X
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [PG] X X
Cool Runnings [PG] X Quick Kissing Scene, Some Foul Language
Cop and a Half [PG] X X Mild Language, Violence
Cop Out [R] “Horrible Language, Massively Inappropriate” “F every other word”
Courageous [PG-13] X
Cranford BBC Series [G] X X
Dead Man Walking [R] X Murder, Rape Scene at a distance, some bad language
Dead Silence [PG-13] X X Clean Language (some use of “hell”), Frightening scenes
Deep Impact [PG-13] X X
Deja Vu [PG-13] Violence & Terror
Die Hard: Live Free, Die hard [PG-13] X Violence & Bad Language
Despicable Me [PG] X X
Despicable Me 2 [PG] X X
Dumbo [G] X X
Dustin Checks In [PG] X X Mild Language, Sensuality
The Emperor’s New Groove [G] X X
Ella Enchanted [PG] X X
Encanto [PG] X X Encanto is one of the better films with good themes and messaging from Disney in my opinion.
End of the Spear [PG-13] X
Eternals [PG-13] Most Marvel movies has been relatively clean but this one is NOT. There is a sex scene (tho mostly covered) that would be completely unexpected for parents if taking kids thinking it’s just another Marvel movie. Be aware.
Evan Almighty [PG] X X
Ever After [PG] X X Death of Father & Scary Scene with Villian unsuitable for the very young
Facing the Giants [PG] X
Fiddler on the Roof [G] X X
Finding Nemo [G] X X
Fireproof [PG] X X
First Dog X X
Five Mile Creek Disney Series [NR] X X
Forrest Gump [PG-13]
Fried Green Tomatoes [PG-13] X X “very minimal language, sad death scene” – J Rae
Frozen [PG] X X Actually a good message about true love. Really flipped the script on “love at first site” and pining for a prince. Focused on sibling love. Awesome.
Frozen 2 [PG] X X
The Fugitive [PG-13] X X Violence. Murder Scene.
Galaxy Quest [PG] X X Older Kids 8+, minimal violence, positive msg
Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story [NR] X X
Gladiator [R] X Extreme Violence
Glory Road [PG] X X
God’s not dead [PG] X
Goonies [PG] X Kids curse
Gravity [PG-13] X “Gravity has some foul language and would be very scary to a child.”
The Great Escape [NR] X X
The Greatest Game Ever Played [PG] X X
Groundhog Day [PG] X Romantic Comedy. Mild Profanity, No nudity but implied sex
Happy Feet [PG] X X
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince [PG] X X Major Teen Love Drama
Heaven Can Wait [PG] X X
The Help [PG-13] X X Few scenes may be too mature for kids. 1 character suffers miscarriage, another victim of domestic violence, but viewers doesn’t see anything. Police office hits black woman. All around safe, clean film.
Hitch [PG-13] X Shows people in bed together before marriage
The Hobbit [PG-13] X Lot of Violence. Clean Film for Adults.
Home Alone [PG] X X
Homeward Bound Series [G] X X
Horton Hears a Who [G] X X
Hotel for Dogs [PG] X X
How to Train Your Dragon [PG] X X
Hugo [PG] X X
Ice Age [PG] X X
Ice Princess [G] X X
Inception [PG-13] X Violence. Slightly disturbing scenes. Suicide.
Indiana Jones Series [PG-13] X X Temple of Doom has some upsetting, graphic scenes.
Incredibles [G] X X
Infernal Affairs (Cantonese) [R] X Violence
The Inheritance Hallmark [NR] X X
Inside Out [PG-13] X X
Iron Giant [PG] X X
Iron Will [PG] X X
The Italian Job [PG-13] X Mild Language, Violence, Shows girl in bra
John Q [PG-13] X X
Jurassic Park [PG-13] X X
Jurassic World [PG-13] X Dinosaurs eating humans
Kings Speech [R] X One Scene where speech therapist has the main character curse the F word numerous times as part of the treatment. Other than that, it’s a clean movie.
Kung Fu Hustle [R] Mild and cartoon-like violence
Kung Fu Panda [G] X X
Lady and the Tramp [G] X X
The Lake House [PG] X Language, Disturbing Images
The Land Before Time [G] X X Entire Series
The Land of Oz [PG] X X
Lark Rises to Candleford BBC [NR] X X shows superstitions of village people
The Last Airbender [PG] X X
Last Chance Harvey [PG-13] X X
The Last Samurai [R] X Action/Violence/Gore Sensual Scene
The Lego Movie [PG] X X
Letters to Juliet [PG] X X
Life is Beautiful [PG-13] X Holocaust Themes
Life on Liberty Street [NR] X Holocaust Themes
Lilo & Stitch [PG] X X
Lion King [G] X X
Little Giants [PG] X X
Little Mermaid [G] X X “Does anyone find it problematic that the main character is barely wearing anything and is super skinny and what kind of effect it has on a girl’s self-perception and guy’s view towards girls? I do.” Another issue is the underlying theme of rebelling against her father, feeling I know what is best for me even as a child, and all to pursue a ‘love’ grounded on superficial things like looks and curiosity. Movie was fun, but the message.
Little Rascals [PG] X X #1 & #2
Love Comes Softely [NR] X X
Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring [PG-13] X X Violence
Lord of the Rings – Return of the King [PG-13] X X Violence
Lord of the Rings – Two Towers [PG-13] X X Violence
Lorenzo’s Oil [PG-13] X X
Madagascar [PG] X X
The Magic of Ordinary Days Hallmark [NR] X X
A Man for All Seasons [G] X X
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel [NR] X X
Masterless [PG-13] X X
The Matrix [R] X
Marry Poppins [G] X X
The Messengers [PG-13] X X Clean Language, Frightening scenes
Miracle [PG] X X
Miracle Dogs [N/A] X X #1 & #2
Miss Potter [PG] X X Mild Language
Mission Impossible 3 [PG-13] X Intense Action
Moana [PG] X X Clean Movie. Note there is definitely a bit of a theme around a child believing they know better than parents and taking risks, but it’s not as bad as other films. Lack of “romantic” story is refreshing.
Monsters Inc [G] X X
Monsters & Aliens [PG] X X Potty Humor
Moondance Alexander [G] X X
Mulan [G] Animated X X
Muppets, The [G] X X
My Big Fat Greek Wedding [PG-13] X Non-sexual scene, but implied between unwed partners
My Girl [PG] X X
Nanny Mcfee [PG] X X
My Spy [PG] X X Clean. Fun.
Napolean Dynamite [PG] X X It’s one of those love it or hate it movies..
National Treasure [PG] X X
The Negotiator [R] X Violence & Bad Language
Newsies [PG] X X
Night at the Museum [PG] X X Mild Flirting, Checking a girl out, can be a little scary for very young children
The North and South BBC [NR] X X
Oliver and Company [G] X X
The Other Guys [PG-13] “Horrible Language, Massively Inappropriate” Not for Kids.
Overboard [PG] Some Bad Language & Sexual Content
Passion of the Christ [R] Gore, Beatings
Pay it Forward [PG-13] X Mature Elements, Substance Abuse, Sad Parts, Sexual Citations, Language
Penelope [PG] X X Some Innuendo
Perfect Man [PG] X X
Pink Panther 2006 [PG] Beyonce’s clothing are tight fitting & revealing. Sexual innuendos. Should be PG-13.
Pirates of the Caribbean [PG-13] X X Some Violence
Pride & Prejudice [PG] X X
Prince of Egypt [PG] X X
Princess Bride [PG] X X
Princess Dairies [G] X X
Protocol [PG] Some Bad Language & Sexual Content
Pursuit of Happiness [PG-13] X X Some Bad Language
Raising Arizona [PG-13] X X
Raising Helen [PG-13] X Thematic theme issues involving teens
Ratatouille [G] X X
Remember the Titans [PG] X X
Return to Snowy River [PG] X X Mild Language
Road to Avonlea Sullivan Series [G] X X
The Rookie [G] X X
Saints & Soldiers [PG-13] Originally rated R, cut down to lower rating, War Violence. Mormon Sniper?
The Sandlot [PG] X X For-e-ver. For-e-ver. (#1 & 2 both OK)
Saving Private Ryan [R] X Lots of Violence (War Movie)
Schindler’s List [R] Violence, Holocaust Themes
Second Hand Wedding [PG] X X Young Couple living together. Teenage Appropriate
The Secret Garden [G] X X
Secret of Nimh [G] X X Both #1 and 2 are clean
Secrets of Jonathan Sperry [PG] X X Both #1 and 2 are clean
Series of Unfortunate Events [PG] X Dark / Sad Movie
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers [G] X X
Seven Pounds [PG-13] Sexual Content, Bad Language, Adult Theme [Suicide]
Shadowlands [PG] X X
The ShawShank Redemption [R] Bad Language, Prison Violence
Shrek 3 [PG] Tons of Sexual Innuendos, Adult Humor
Sign of the Beaver [N/A] X X
Signs [PG-13] X X Few curse words, scary but no gore
Sixth Sense [PG-13] X There is a scene where you see a fuzzy silhouette of the wife in the shower. The focus in the scene is elsewhere though. Too scary for kids.
Sleepless in Seattle [PG] X X Two bad words, couple sexual innuendos
Social Network [R] Not Clean – that’s why its Rated R!
Somewhere in Time [PG] X X
Soul [PG] X X Topics are around death and afterlife.
Spy Kids [PG] X X
Stand and Deliver [PG] X X
Star Trek [PG-13] Several Sexual Innuendos, Short Sexual Scene
Star Wars – Original Trilogy [PG] X X
Stardust [PG-13] X Fantasy Violence, Risque Humor
Stormbreaker [PG] X X PG for Action Sequences
Stuart Little [PG] X X Includes: Stuart 1, 2 and 3
Sugarland Express [PG] X X Great for Older kids. Young won’t get the humor.
Summer of the Monkeys [G] X X
Sweet Home Alabama [PG-13] X Language, Sexual References
Sword in the Stone [G] X X
Sydney White [PG-13] X Mild Language, Sexual Humor, Partying, Nudity implied but not seen
The Tale of Despereaux [G] X X
Tarzan [G] X X
Thor [PG-13] X
Though None Go With Me [PG] X X
Time Traveler’s Wife [PG-13] Rear End Nudity, Sexuality, Bad Language
Total Recall [R] 1990 Version. Profanity, Violence, Bed Scene
Toy Story [G] X X
Toy Story 2 [G] X X
Toy Story 3 [G] X X A little intense for young kids. Sneaky reference to “Nice As..cot”
The Treasure Seekers [N/A] X X
True Grit [PG-13] X Violence
Truman Show [PG] X X
Try Try Again [N/A] X X
Two Week’s Notice [PG-13] X Sexual Related Humor, Language
The Ultimate Gift [PG] X X
Unbreakable [PG-13] X X
US Marshall [PG-13] X X
The Village [PG-13] X X No Cursing, Some frightening scenes
A Walk to Remember [PG] X X Some Sensual Material
Wall-E [G] X X
Wallace & Gromit [G] X X
The Waterhorse [PG] X X
Veggie Tales [G] X X Includes all Veggie Tale Titles. See Comments for Fuller List
The Wager [N/A] X X Family Friendly
War Horse [PG-13] X
War Room [PG] X
We are Marshall [PG] X X “grab your box of tissue! it’s sad- tells the story of a town and how they dealt with the tradegy of their football team’s plane crash- sad but definately uplifting!”

Note: At least 7 “s” words, 10 hells, 5 damns and few others.

We Were Soldiers [R] X “Extreme Violence, but Excellent Message”
What Dreams May Come [PG-13] X X
The Winter Stallion [N/A] X X
What the Deaf Man Heard Hallmark [NR] NA NA
When Calls teh Heart [TV] X X
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town [PG] X X
White You Were Sleeping [PG] X X Some Sexual References and Kissing. Mild Language
Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken [PG] X X Mild Language
Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) [G] X X May be scary for small children
World War Z [PG-13]
The Young Victoria [PG] X X “some sensual material bw the married couple but no sexual scenes, mild language”
You’ve Got Mail [PG] X Father & Grandfather being involved with series of younger women portrayed as humorous. Scene about Cyber Sex. People living together before marriage. Parents should explain talking to strangers online is never good.
Zathura [PG] X X
Zeus and Roxanne [PG] X X “Zeus is a little dog and Roxanne is a dolphin, and how they manage to bring a lonely man with a son and a career woman with two teenagers together. Sweet movie!”

Please take a minute to contribute some movies!
It would help a lot if you noted the movie rating!

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Girl Self-Esteem & Image Issues & Parents

Girls Self Image

Almost across the nation 50% of young girls are engaged in negative activities such as injuring and cutting themselves or engaging in unhealthy eating habits and disorders due to self-esteem and self-image issues.

Girl Self-Esteem & Image Issues

Dove’s Campaign on True Beauty came with a bang last year with their poignant videos that went viral all over the web:

Evolution Video

Onslaught Video

Have you visited their site? It has quite a good number of statistical data in regards to Girls and Self-Image. They have information as well as workshops in helping a girl with their self-esteem. They also have a map with top cities and the individual studies they did in each area. I’ve summarized their statistics and findings below.

Here is the executive summary:

Self-esteem has become a crisis in this country. The majority of girls feel they do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships. Most disturbing is that girls with low self-esteem are three times more likely than girls with high self-esteem to engage in harmful and destructive behavior that can leave a lasting imprint on their lives.

Highlights: Real Girls, Real Pressure National Study

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Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

By Paul Lee

This is the first of four posts highlighting the beautiful 3D chalk art of Julian Beever. Julian is famous for his incredible 3D chalk art he draws in the streets. It is carefully drawn at incredible angles so that when the viewer stands in front of it, the art looks like it jumps off the street completely in 3D. His 3D chalk art is often drawn in long stretches of pavement. It is hard to make out what is is supposed to be from the back or the sides but from the front you can’t help but be awed by the artwork. I do not know if all the artwork posted below is Julian’s work but I know most of it is. Enjoy! Many more below the jump. Vote for your favorite!

3D Chalk Art – Coke Bottle – Unbelievable!

3D Chalk Art - Coke Bottle
3D Chalk Art - Coke Bottle

A very simple 3D Chalk Art piece, but none the less very clear and amazing. Making me thirsty!

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