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.
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.
How to talk to teens about dealing with online predators
Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid.
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 guide your kids through election season
In a fraught political era, news literacy skills help kids view information critically and become informed citizens.
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.
Should you read your kid’s texts?
Dos and Don’ts for sneaking a peek at your kid’s phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.