Family Movie Night

Studies have shown that children who understand how media messages work are less likely to be influenced by them. Talking with your teen helps them understand what they watch in films is not the way it works in the real world.

4 Steps to Movie Night

Pick a Date

According to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, youth are more likely to volunteer when the whole family is involved. Be sure to make volunteering part of your family’s routine, and it will take a little planning to make this a healthy and helpful habit.

Movie Options

There are numerous resources to help you plan for a family movie night where everyone can have fun, be a film critic, and talk about the good and the bad. If your family hasn’t sat down together to watch a film lately, our Movie Night Resources can help you plan an evening of entertainment & education.

Create Conversations

Talking with your teens is the easiest way to determine the messages take away from the media they consume. If you’re not sure how to talk about this topic, our Creating Conversations Resources provide the necessary tools to discuss the use of alcohol as it is featured in films. Your family can even write a review, and become the area’s newest critics!

Fast Fact

Most 6-year-olds know that alcohol is only for adults. Between the ages of 9 and 13, children begin to think alcohol use is okay. (Grant, 2004)


It's never too early to start talking with young people about the dangers of underage drinking.

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Share Your Experiences

We want you to share your family’s experiences with us and the community. Post a picture, provide commentary, or share a resource with us via social media or by e-mailing The Power of 6 Campaign & the Parents Action Committee of Everett.