Filtering Rihanna’s BBHMM

rihanna-BBHMM-videoRihanna released a brand new music video this month that is already causing a stir. The world would describe this scandalous video as shrewd marketing. Others, “art”…


I call it “selling out.”

Regardless, Rihanna knew that the over-the-top violence, nudity and even racial hatred would ruffle feathers… and garner web traffic!

The explicit video is heading toward 20 million views already.

And music videos like this always stir up a question I hear at literally every one of my parent workshops:

“How can I block this stuff from my kid’s phone?”

That’s why I just wrote a brand new Parenting Help article on titled “Filtering Rihanna.” This article provides a step-by-step guide (and plenty of helpful links) for parents who want to learn a little about the parental controls on their kids’ phones.

enable restrictionsThe article actually details how to turn off iTunes or edit the content on iTunes so their kids can’t see the nudity even in the 30-second previews. It also provides insight on setting the blocks on mobile TV and movie content.

More importantly, the article stresses the fact that while filters are helpful, they aren’t foolproof, and should never be seen as a replacement for consistent parent-to-child dialogue. Today’s parents need to understand the necessity for creating a climate of continual conversations in a world so full of distractions.

Check out that article HERE, or subscribe to receive these free Parenting Help articles each time they post.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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