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

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

10 Ways To Help Your Kid Get A Good Night's Sleep

Essential tips for managing TV, tablets, phones, and more so your kids (and you) can get to sleep — and stay asleep. Read...
Photo by Julia Raasch on Unsplash

How To Choose A Scary Movie For Your Kid

One kid's laugh riot is another's fright fest. Learn how to choose age-appropriate scary movies. Read...
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

How Can I Use TV And Movies To Teach My Kids Media Literacy?

The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged...

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...
Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash

How Girls Are Seeking (And Subverting) Approval Online

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image.

Read...
Photo by Pablo Varela on Unsplash

Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

Read...
Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post on social media can hurt — and help — the admissions process.

Read...
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Device Hacks For Kids With Special Needs

Eight ideas to make your device more usable for kids with special needs.

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...