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How to raise a reader: 8 tips from Common Sense Media for getting kids hooked on books

Encouraging kids to read can be easy with this advice from Common Sense Media.

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How you can help kids navigate viral social media stunts

Our partners at Common Sense Media have good advice for parents about dealing with viral social media stunts.

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Practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Our friends at Common Sense Media share great advice for helping kids handle social media anxiety.

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Using Google Classroom: Check out Common Sense Media’s guide to learn all about it

Are your kids using Google Classroom? Then you should know how to use it, too.

How to explain difficult and disturbing news to your kids

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news — and listen, too — can help. 

11 social media red flags you should know about

Find out which social media features are cause for concern — no matter which app your kid is using. 

The sneaky science behind your kid’s tech obsessions

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked. 

The ugly truth behind pretty pictures

Help your kids resist the Photoshop effect. 

5 tips for picking your preschooler’s first TV shows

When you’re 2 or 3, every show is a new show. Read these tips for choosing titles you and your kids will love.

10 tips to get your kids hooked on books

Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. These tips will get them started.

How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators

Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid. 

Common Sense Media: Best family movies of 2020

Our top-rated films of the year for kids, tweens, and teens. 

Common Sense Media: Winter break activities for families

Embrace the fun over winter break with these creative activity ideas.

Common Sense Media: How to help kids stay focused during distance learning

To make sure kids stay on task, use an automated to-do list, an at-a-glance scheduler, a site blocker, or another digital tool to prevent distractions. 

Common Sense Media: The ultimate guide to parental controls

Do you need parental controls? What are the options? Do they really work? Here’s everything you need to know.

Common Sense Media: Kids’ mental health tech tools for suicide help, coping skills and professional support

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

Common Sense Media: Online playdates, game nights and other ways to socialize at a distance

Fire up FaceTime and get the fun started with ideas from show-and-tell to charades. 

16 tips to keep kids motivated for online learning

Helpful tips and techniques to encourage and motivate your kids during virtual lessons in what promises to be a very unusual school year. 

How to help kids learn — and feel loved — during this challenging school year

The “So Now What?” webinar series wraps up with a range of great learning resources for families.

So Now What? webinar: How to balance tech usage in a world of digital learning

“We just want to make sure we have a good handle on our child’s mental health.”