Summer boredom should be settling in fast by now, but it can be tough to keep up with what's appropriate for kids to read, play or watch. Luckily we can get some tips from people who have already slogged through these things.
For video games, WhatTheyPlay.com gives parents a fast insight into game content. For example, if your 10-year-old wants to rent "Assassin's Creed" for his PS3 from Hollywood Video, a quick search will tell you that the complex adventure game has blood and violence, but "it should be noted that indiscriminate violence is punished throughout" the game. The blood isn't too gory, but blood is "visible as a red mist-like spray seen when the killing blow is delivered."