Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

Bio

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization offering unbiased ratings and trusted advice to help families make smart media and technology choices. Check out our ratings and recommendations at www.commonsense.org.

Common Sense Media Articles

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

How To Raise A Kid With A Conscience

Every parent wants to raise a kid with a conscience — someone who'll do the right thing even when no one is watching.

Read...
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?

Read...
Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid

Gender stereotypes in movies and on TV shows are more than persistent; they're teaching kids what the culture expects of boys and girls.

Read...
Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash

How Plugged-In Families Can Have A Device-Free(ish) Holiday

The trick is to downsize -- not demolish -- your family's reliance on technology over the holidays. Read...
It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

How To Raise An Optimistic Human In A Pessimistic World

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

Read...
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

How I Got My Toddler Back On Books After She Got A Taste Of Screen Time

Eight clever and creative ideas for making reading time as fascinating as screen time. Read...
Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash

9 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Buying Frenzy

Common-sense ways to preserve your sanity, your values, and your bank account. Read...
How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Read...
Photo by Luke Porter on Unsplash

The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn On The Internet

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff on the internet — and discussing what to do with the information — are the best ways to keep kids safe.

Read...