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Online Safety with Phineas and Ferb

This is a nice short video that reminds kids of the online "Rules of the Road." There's also a parents section on this page that lists rules and gives tips on why they are important.

Phineas and Ferb is a Disney channel show where two brothers entertain themselves throughout the summer by coming up with a new outrageous invention or project each day. The boys have an older sister who is always trying to "bust" her brothers for their crazy schemes, but her Mom never sees any of what they do. There is also a mild evil villain called Dr. Dufenshmirtz who is trying to take over the tri-state area with a variety of machines he has created. Phineas and Ferb's pet platypus is an undercover agent assigned to Dufenshmirtz and stopping his evil schemes. This is a really funny show. My favorite part of this show is the clever songs that are part of each episode. There are a number that we sing around the house because they're so silly and catchy.

Unfortunately, I don't give it a Squeaky rating because of the sarcasm; and, despite the overall happy family feeling, the older sister can get mean. I feel more comfortable with a Murky rating because I think parents should watch it with their kids and talk about some of the themes and characters and how it fits in with your family experiences.

Rating: Murky


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