5 signs of screen overload – and how to handle them

From poor sleep to headaches, signs that it’s time for kids to take a break can take many forms. 

A parent’s ultimate guide to Messenger Kids

Under the right circumstances — and with plenty of oversight — Messenger Kids can help young kids connect. But is social media OK for this age group?

A parent’s ultimate guide to YouTube Kids

Is YouTube Kids really safe for kids? Learn more about this kid-targeted, but sometimes iffy, YouTube-lite app. 

10 ways to use media to raise anti-racist kids

Movies, TV, and books can be powerful teaching tools when it comes to helping kids understand race, racism, and a history of racial oppression. 

30 fun ideas for teachers and families to celebrate the end of a chaotic school year

Give your kids closure and highlight their accomplishments with these creative ideas.

Questions about TikTok? Here’s Common Sense Media’s ultimate guide for parents

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid?

A parents’ ultimate guide to Zoom

Learn more about the video-conferencing software that took the world by storm — until issues caused a backlash. 

Common Sense Media launches Wide Open School, a free online resource

A group of 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help.

Common Sense Media: 10 reasons you should read aloud to big kids, too

Even after kids can read on their own, they benefit from being read to.

Here’s how kids build character strength and life skills through quality media

By choosing movies, games and books geared toward your kid’s age and developmental stage, you can better support character lessons.

These Black history movies tackle racism and launch insightful conversations

Films can help underline key messages like the importance of diversity and acceptance.

5 ways parents of preschoolers can raise body-positive kids

How to help your kid be happy and secure in a media-heavy, appearance-obsessed culture. 

The definitive answers to screen-time questions for babies and toddlers

At this age, you want to make media a shared experience and an opportunity for learning.

New healthy media habits for little kids

Now that screen-time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. 

Tweens, teens and phones: Check out Common Sense Media’s 2019 research

What are kids really doing online for so many hours a day?

5 steps to take before handing down your smartphone

Preparing a used device for its new young owner is a little tricky. This advice will help.

Common Sense Media: 5 bilingual TV shows for preschoolers 

If you want your kids to speak both English and Spanish, these TV shows can support your efforts.

Where can kids find reliable sources for school reports?

The point of doing school reports is to learn how to find information, determine their significance and credibility, and summarize the information accurately.

Common Sense Media explains: What are deepfakes?

Deepfakes are being used as entertainment, as satire, or as political and propaganda weapons. 

Warning: It’s ridiculously easy for kids to cheat using these apps and sites

It’s important for parents to be aware of these tools so you can help kids to learn how to use them without sacrificing learning.

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