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Parental Controls and the Meaning of ‘Family Friendly’

In this episode, Paul and I delve into the nebulous concept of ‘family-friendly’ content. Who gets to define what is suitable for families, and which types of families are they considering? We’ll discuss the nature of content that children are exposed to, the role of media creators and distributors in curating this content, and the responsibilities of parents in navigating their children’s media consumption. Join us as we unpack these complex questions and the implications they have on what we watch together as ‘families’.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.