Family-Friendly Halloween Movies
With so many films on the market, it can be difficult to filter out what is and isn’t safe for children. A study by Dartmouth researchers in 2003 focusing on 40 R-rated violence movies showed that 12.4% of children between the ages of 10 and 14 had seen R-rated films. “The effects of watching scary movies at a young age can stay with your toddler a very long time — into adulthood, in some cases, according to a 1999 University of Michigan and Wisconsin study. In a study of 150 college students, researchers found that 90 percent remembered being frightened by a movie or television show in childhood or adolescence, and over 26 percent still experienced residual anxiety over it.” And as access to movies becomes easier and easier, it can become even more difficult to keep track of what exactly your child is watching on your phone, tablet, or TV.
We’ve searched for the the most appropriate movies for kids of different age groups. Keep in mind that every child is different, as well as their sensitivity. Here is a general list that will make your