Dr Michael Brody is a Board Certified practicing adult and child psychiatrist. He is Chair of the Media Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. He had been one of the key advocates in the creation of Children’s TV Ratings, and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act). He has published widely. Most recently, he has written chapters on Toys for the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, and on Batman in Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy, as well Barbie versus Mr Potato Head in Magical Moments of Change. He is the co-author of Messages: Self Help Through Popular Culture.