Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr

From the looks of most boy-targeted media, you’d think young men are only about violence, explosions, and hiding their feelings. While plenty of websites serve up the same old tired ideas, your boys can find better content – and many do — on YouTube. That’s right, the video-sharing channel known for the outrageous, crazy, and who-knows-what is also a great place to find educational, enriching, and just plain fun videos that turn the stereotype of male entertainment on its ear.

What makes great viewing for boys? Shows with male role models who demonstrate respectful relationships to men and women, game tutorials that emphasize creativity and exploration over violence, and scientific discovery that says it’s OK to not always have the right answer. Read More