"No matter how you slice it, trying to come up with one age-based system that a majority of parents would agree on is a fool's errand," he said.
Dr. Jonathan Pletcher, clinical director of adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, said that a universal rating system that provides more content information makes sense. The bottom line, he said, is that "a rating system doesn't work unless it's useable by parents."
But, he pointed out, with computers and smart phones becoming so ubiquitous, it's often hard for parents to control their child's media exposure. He said that early on, parents need to teach their children how to be more media savvy.
Learn more about healthy media habits from the Nemours Foundation's KidsHealth Web site.
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