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.”
How to guide your kids through election season
In a fraught political era, news literacy skills help kids view information critically and become informed citizens.
Mental health is a back-to-school priority for kids of all ages
Consider these helpful notes on mental health and social-emotional wellness from the “So Now What?” back-to-school series.
Tips and tricks to manage your kid’s school-issued computer
From parental controls to consequences for misuse, here’s everything you need to know.
This webinar series offers tips on how to manage back-to-school
Learn from the country’s leading experts in education and childhood development.
Should you read your kid’s texts?
Dos and Don’ts for sneaking a peek at your kid’s phone.
6 ways to support kids’ mental health right now
As the pandemic pushes kids’ lives even more online, their mental health depends on parental support — and a lot less anti-tech talk.