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MEDIA: Kidsread and Kids In Danger (KID) recommend the following shows for family viewing.  Shows that are not appropriate for children and families are below.  Updated Aug. 2021

RECOMMENDED FOR FAMILIES:

TV   KIDSREAD RATING:
Newsmax Very High: This news channel presents accurate news about business and current events in the U.S. The hosts are honest patriots who are very favorable towards President Trump and frequently feature Senators and Congressmen who oppose corruption and support family values.
Disney Channel (especially "Bluey" on Disney Plus) Very High:    Offers a huge selection of animated movies and cartoons as well as family movies. Some recent releases may have "politically correct" aspects that celebrate the low standards of Hollywood and don't align with conservative family values. My grandkids are crazy about "Bluey" on Disney Plus.
Netflix: "Avatar--The Last Air Bender" for kids Very High: 
Fox News--The following shows feature real news: Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Judge Janine, Tucker Carlson, Steve Hilton, Jesse Waters, Greg Gutfeld. Other news shows on Fox have a high degree of Fake News. For example, Fox called the election for Biden even though there was massive evidence of cheating and illegal activities on the part of election officials. Very High: These shows are not for young children, but teens might enjoy then. They offer stimulating and accurate news coverage about current events. They speak the truth about corruption in Washington and are almost always favorable towards President Trump. The hosts are honest patriots who frequently feature Senators and Congressmen who oppose corruption and support family values.
Fox Business: Lou Dobbs, Charles Payne Very High: These shows present accurate news about business and current events in the U.S. The hosts are honest patriots who are very favorable towards President Trump and frequently feature Senators and Congressmen who oppose corruption and support family values.
The Dog Whisperer Excellent:   It's very heartwarming to watch Cesar train owners in dog handling with firmness and kindness, by teaching calm assertiveness, patience, consistency, and doggy body language.  There are no problem dogs, just problem owners.
National Geographic Channel Excellent:     Just about every show on this channel is worth watching.
Roku Excellent:     Has a large selection of family-friendly movies.
How to Train Your Dragon Excellent:    Very entertaining with good family values.
Octonauts Excellent:   Very entertaining with good family values.
Lego Cartoons Excellent:   Very entertaining with good family values.
Carmen San Diego Excellent:   Very entertaining with good family values.
True and the Rainbow Kingdom Excellent:   Very entertaining with good family values.
Beck Bro Jack on Utube.com Excellent:   Very entertaining with good family values. No swearing. Jack Beck has amazing self-presentation skills with a thousand different facial expressions and 500 different voices. Funny and witty. Teaches kids how to navigate Minecraft game.
NEWSPAPERS & WEBSITES
Epoch Times & EpochTimes.com Excellent:   Features honest news coverage with many stories about life, culture, business, health & sports.
VIDEO GAMES:
Zelda Very High:
Minecraft Very High:
Mario Super Smash Brothers Very High:
WaveRace Very High:
Don't see anything you like here?  Try our activity page for kids.

THINGS TO SKIP -  NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FAMILIES:

TV  SHOWS: WHY FAMILIES SHOULD AVOID THIS:
ABC News - Fake News Not Good: This national news show tends to be biased towards the left, giving kids an unfair view of current affairs. It frequently portrays women in revealing clothing that discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers them. This show has repeatedly bashed President Trump even though he is proving to be one of the best Presidents in history. They speak favorably of dishonest politicians who fight against the constitution and family values.
CBS News - Fake News Very Bad: This national news frequently tells outright lies about President Trump and tends to be biased towards socialist values and communist countries, giving kids an unfair view of current affairs. It frequently portrays women in revealing clothing that discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers them. This show has repeatedly bashed President Trump even though he is proving to be one of the best Presidents in history. They speak favorably of dishonest politicians who fight against the constitution and family values.
NBC News - Fake News Not Good: This national news show tends to be biased towards the left, giving kids an unfair view of current affairs. It frequently portrays women in revealing clothing that discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers them. This show has repeatedly bashed President Trump even though he is proving to be one of the best Presidents in history. They speak favorably of dishonest politicians who fight against the constitution and family values.
CNN News - Fake News Very Bad: This national news frequently tells outright lies about President Trump and tends to be biased towards socialist values and communist countries, giving kids an unfair view of current affairs. It frequently portrays women in revealing clothing that discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers them. They speak favorably of dishonest politicians who fight against the constitution and family values.
KCAL 9 News - Los Angeles - Fake News Bad: This channel's news shows partially-dressed women, playboy bunnies, and bikini contests on prime-time news without regard for who may be watching, in order to increase its ratings.  All of the above discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers women.  It teaches little children that nudity and partial nudity are okay when it endangers them.
KTTV Fox 11 News - Los Angeles - Fake News Bad: This channel's news shows partially-dressed women, playboy bunnies, and bikini contests on prime-time news without regard for who may be watching, in order to increase its ratings.  The weather person often looks like a hooker.  All of the above discriminates against, dehumanizes, degrades, and endangers women.  It teaches little children that nudity and partial nudity are okay when it endangers them.
KTVN Channel 2 News - Reno - Nevada - Fake News

Very Bad:  In our opinion, this show frequently misrepresents current issues.   Conservative family values are not upheld here. The most logical and honest newscaster was recently let go and those who sympathize with Marxist values were retained.

America's Funniest Videos Not Good: This show is often very humorous and fun, but it frequently shows people having accidents that result in pain and injury.  This encourages children and adults to laugh at the misfortunes of others.  If you point out this flaw while your family is watching and avoid laughing at the injury scenes, then Kidsread says its okay to view.
Desperate Housewives Very Bad: Portrays immoral people in immoral situations and tries to make it look okay and humorous.  This is a message that could endanger kids, teens, and adults.
The View Very Bad: This show frequently lies about President Trump as various  women give liberal opinions about current issues.  The hosts are always very rude to conservative guests who speak the truth.  Conservative family values are frequently berated here.
Se_ and the City (letter omitted to pass sensor programs) Very Bad:   Portrays dysfunctional and immoral behavior as "normal."
MOVIES:
The Golden Compass Not worth the time Low in teaching social values
Any movie that is rated R, Mature, NC-17, or X Very Bad:   These movies flaunt or encourage activities that endanger children and cause increases in premarital sex, teen pregnancy, molestation, date-rape, rape, and sexually- transmitted diseases.
Any PG-13  movie that includes nudity Very Bad:   See above
Any movie with excessive violence Very Bad:   Studies show that regularly viewing of violence desensitizes the human mind to physical and emotional abuse.  Boys who often watch violence are more likely to engage in incest, porn, bullying and molestation. Girls who are subjected to it are more likely to be victims.
Movies that portray sensual activities as if they are acceptable outside of marriage Very Bad:   Studies show that a majority of American adults do not engage in extra-marital physical liaisons, and that a majority of teens believe in waiting until they are married.  Kidsread believes that studies that are contrary to this have an agenda and are flawed. Many of these studies count numbers of illicit encounters and don't take into account the fact that that some people have multiple encounters while others have none.
VIDEO GAMES: K.I.D. RECOMMENDS THERAPY OR JAIL TIME FOR THE MAKERS OF THESE GAMES:
Duke Nukem Very Bad:   Excessive violence, poor social interraction, no moral values
Carmegeddon Very Bad:   Allows players to tie a partially-clad woman to a tree, who then begs you to "shoot her."
Quake and Doom Very Bad:   Excessive violence, poor social interraction, no moral values
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto II and III Very Bad:   Allows players to hire a prostitute, then beat her to death and get their money back.
Any video game that includes violence or women in revealing clothing. Studies show that regular viewing of violence, especially violence mixed with partially-clad women, desensitizes the human mind to physical and emotional abuse.  Boys who often watch brutality are more likely to engage in incest, porn, bullying and molestation. Girls who are subjected to it are more likely to be victims.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS:
The Magic Treehouse Series, by Mary Pope Osborne Excellent:
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series by Betty MacDonald Excellent:
All books by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and many more) Excellent:
Stories and books by Adrienne Foster Potter Excellent:

Would you like to add to this list or do you disagree with these assessments?  Let us know.  Adriennefpotter@gmail.com How can you help? Send emails to advertisers when you see an offensive ad or news bite.  If enough of us do it, they'll eventually get the message that mainstream America doesn't side with the hedonistic views of major corporate executives.

NON-FAMILY-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES:   

Hewlett Packard (HP): HP and many corporations in America are sponsoring overnight sales seminars that exclude spouses and families.  They do this by paying for the entire trip for the employee only, which makes it difficult for that employee to add on a spouse.  These types of trips enable spouses who are disloyal to cheat on their companion, which leads to divorce and severe hardship for children.   KID encourages parents to seek employment with companies with family-friendly and marriage-friendly policies. 

United Airlines recently removed a mother from a flight after she complained that a violent film was not suitable for her children: "On May 8th, Amy Bearmon flew with her family on a United Flight which aired "The Great Debaters" on a publicly viewable overhead screen. Ms. Bearmon looked up and saw a lynching scene that she deemed inappropriate for her kids, ages 7 and 4. She asked four separate flight attendants to turn off the film. Not only did the flight attendants ignore her requests and air additional violent images inappropriate for kids, but they had Ms. Bearmon removed from the flight for being a nuisance when the plane landed in Chicago for a scheduled connection." United was forced to deal with Media attention regarding this and Kids In Danger believes they should also deal with passengers choosing other airlines.  Source: kids-in-mind.com/

Delta Airlines refused to speak with Kidsafefilms.org about airing violent films inflight when children are onboard.  You can help by calling Delta Airlines and ask them to speak with them… try Joanne Smith (Sr. VP, In-Flight Service) at (404) 715-2600 - ask her to visit www.kidsafefilms.org and help solve this problem. Kids In Danger feels that this is a no-brainer, and shouldn't require a committee, just one finger to turn off the DVD player.  Forcing children to view violence in a confined space  is the worst form of bureaucratic abuse imaginable.

Time Warner has produced, broadcast, or sold more non-family-friendly and non-female-friendly TV shows and movies than any other entertainment company.  What they call entertainment, we call discrimination, degradation, domination, and dumb.

PROBLEM HOTELS: Many hotels offer cable TV for free in hotel rooms that includes NON-family-friendly and NON-child-friendly adult images.  It is best to stay in a hotel that guarantees family-friendly TV viewing.  Enabling people to participate in TV-viewing while away from home that encourages crimes and discrimination against women and children is the highest form of irresponsible corporate behavior. Travelers often have no choice as to where they stay, which makes in even more inappropriate for these hotels to offer immoral and discriminatory viewing.  Examples of hotels that allow the above:

Hilton Hotels: adult channel, adult movies, however they do allow you to block content.  KID and AID think it is morally wrong to offer these shows to anyone because it discriminates against women and enforces a "Bully" mentality in men.  Their position is the opposite of community family values.

Marriott Hotels: adult channel, adult movies

Please note: Regretfully, most hotels now offer adult movies on certain channels. It is essential that parents carefully monitor their children's television viewing when staying in any hotel.

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