What is Common Sense Media?

Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in today’s technology filled atmosphere. The Common Sense website empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them introduce technology to kids’ in a positive way.

Kids today spend over 50 hours of screen time every week. The media content they consume and create has a profound impact on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. But parents, teachers, and policymakers struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.  Common Sense can be a trusted guide to help them navigate a world where change is the only constant.

Common Sense Media helps families make smart choices when choosing media. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  The Parent Concerns and Parent Blog help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.

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Parent Concerns

Children are undoubtedly using devices more and more these days.  We know that their screen time is at an all-time high. If you have questions about how you can set up reasonable screen times for your kids, check out these Parent Concerns.  There are numerous Frequently Asked Questions, Videos, and Articles to learn more about how you can take control of your child’s technology use.

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Digital Glossary

Want to know more about all that code that your child is writing and texting in to his/her friends?  Need to get caught up with all of the apps that exist that students are using in unproductive ways? Check out the Digital Glossary section of Common Sense Media to learn more about those apps and acronyms, and how they are being used by kids.

To read more about those apps and messaging acronyms, CLICK HERE.