Background on RECS

The Good Media Good Kids Project proposes a positive system for rating children's media that can be used by parents and teachers and kids themselves. By advocating for what media can do positively for kids, the Good Media Good Kids Project emphasizes how media help kids build good character.

The Good Media Good Kids Project uses the Rating Ethical Content System (RECS) for rating children's media. RECS provides scores for how much a story emphasizes ethical sensitivity, ethical judgment, ethical focus, and ethical action.

In its first phase, the Good Media Good Kids Project is focusing on rating children's books. In following phases, children's television and movies will also be rated.

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Latest Book Review

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

By: William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Ethical RFCS Unethical
1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars Sensitivity 0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives
1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars Judgment 0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives
0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars Focus 0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives
1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars Action 0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives0 Negatives