Begun Center’s Dan Flannery weighs in on addressing violent media

Dan Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was featured by Children and Screens as one of many leading figures in the fields of public health, education, psychology and parenting to weigh in with their suggestions on the best ways to address violent media. 

Flannery recommended that parents take a proactive role in monitoring what their kids are watching. 

“Know your teen’s passwords, and randomly check their phone or iPad,” he suggested. “Use parental control apps to limit screen time or access to age inappropriate material. Write a contract together of expectations and consequences and sign it.”

Read Flannery’s insights.