Just to be very clear: This is NOT intended to be any kind of guilt trip or anything close to it.
I just need to give an update on where everything stands with the Protecting Innocence Project, and make sure that I’ve gathered all of the information correctly. I’m not a project manager by profession, and I’m lucky if I get the dishes done and laundry started and everyone dressed all in one day, so be patient with me as I try to get this whole thing up and running. I still feel as committed to this project as I was in the beginning, and my excitement only grows as I get your help and input. So thank you.
I’ve been using a site called GoPlanApp.com to help me organize the project and my master checklist is below. A red dot means it is not yet complete, and a green dot means it is “checked off.” Please look and see if your task is labeled correctly. If there is an asterisk by your name, it means that I have a question for you or some follow up to do, so watch for an email from me sometime today (hopefully). Below the checklist, I’ll mention a few items that I could still use some help with, so if anyone is interesting in joining the P.I.P. team, just let me know (or if you’re dying to have a second assignment.)
Remember that the due date is a guideline. I know this is a crazy time of year getting the kids back into school and starting to catch up on life in your “free” time. Just do the best you can and let me know what to expect. My email is dd.stephanie [at] gmail [dot] com.
(Some of you can’t even do your job yet because I’m still waiting on another assignment to get turned in so that I can give it to you for editing, development, etc.; I’ll pass things along as soon as I have them. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you.)
Design Site – David M
First draft home page due 2009/09/09 – David M
Editing content– Mary
Forms– Melanie J/hubby*
Sample letters — Becca due 2009/08/31
Sample letters — InkMom due 2009/08/31
Search Engine Optimization– Lisaway and Greg*
ABC contact info- Advertising due 2009/08/31 –Joanne
ABC contact info- Programming due 2009/08/31 — Poppy
CBS contact info- Advertising due 2009/08/31 — Lisa B.
CBS contact info- Programming due 2009/08/31 — Jessie L.
Congressmen and Senators due 2009/08/31 — Motherboard
FCC regulations due 2009/08/31— That Girl
FOX and NBC contact information- Advertising due 2009/08/31 — Laura C.
FOX contact info – Programming due 2009/08/31 — Jenni
Frequent Offenders — Laurie due 2009/08/31
Frequent Offenders — Treasure due 2009/08/31
Helping Children after pornography exposure due 2009/08/31 — Kristina P
Internet filters due 2009/08/31 — Sue Q*
NBC contact info- Advertising due 2009/08/31 — Diane
Other related sites due 2009/08/31 — Mindy*
Parents Television Council due 2009/08/31 — Amy J*
How to get involved?
Research on effects of pornography due 2009/08/31 — Scripture Mom
Spiritual effects of pornography on children — Shantel
Still up for grabs:
1. Looking up some contact information on a list of companies I have who are frequent ad offenders
2. Finding any sites that help parents rate/choose appropriate video and computer games.
3. Finding any sites that help parents rate/choose appropriate movies/DVDs.
4. Help me find if there are any organizations out there specifically gears towards dads: fathers fighting pornography, etc.
5. I would still like to gather links of more sites/organizations etc. that share the objectives of PIP (a collection of resources that you can use to complain and demand change when children’s innocence is threatened by publicly available images and media.)
You can claim a job in the comments section below. If you don’t want the job, but just have a link or something to help out, feel free to leave that in the comments as well.
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you who are involved in this project. And please email me with any questions or if you have any concerns about your assignment or need me to clarify anything.
You rock! (I grew up in the 80s. Deal with it.)
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http://www.kids-in-mind.com/ is the website I use to choose appropriate movies. It tells you EVERYTHING that’s in a movie. Sometimes it makes the movie seem worse than it is, because it DOES tell everything in it. But I’d rather have that than the other way around! I use it as a guideline for movies for the kids AND me!
I can help with #2. And as for our other job, I think Kenny just needs you to tell him what you want and then he’ll put it together for you, so I guess that means we need to wait for a couple of other people to complete their pieces and then he’ll step in, right?
I’d be happy to help out with #1! Thanks for starting this, what an awesome plan!
A couple of other movie review sites I just googled quick, http://www.CommonSenseMedia.org, http://www.parentpreviews.com, http://www.screenit.com, http://www.familystyle.com, blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/, http://www.surfnetkids.com/moviereviews.htm, http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/moviereviews/main.asp……I‘m guessing those last few urls also have other info on their home pages. Hope that helps!
Well, I guess I grew up in the 80’s, too, because I was going to say YOU rock! Way to go. I’ve made myself not over commit to things, so I have to not help, but I am watching closely and rooting for you all.
I usually check http://www.dove.org/ when deciding what movies to let the girls watch. I like it. It list specific things in movies, like, “boys and girls seen in modest swimwear” or “cleavage seen”.
I show that my job is delinquent but I e-mailed my list earlier this week. I will send it again.
Here is a great site that gives all the corporate contact information for nearly every company out there.
http://www.dove.org is another movie screening site geared toward families.
I’ve just learned of your campaign from Mommy Snark’s blog, and I love it!!!!
I would love to take on #3. I’ll research and make a list that includes the ones in the comments above.
Count me in!
Are you familiar with this site?