Many parents have had that sinking feeling after sitting down with their kid to share a beloved classic from their youth only to get to a scene full of racism/sexism/other terrible messages, etc.
Common Sense Media: Tip of the Week
As parents in the digital age, we have a lot to manage, and our kids' time on screens is not the least of it. It's easy to get anxious and wonder if we're doing it right, or, at least, if what we're doing is "normal."
As election news heats up, it's more likely that kids of all ages will hear and see a lot about the candidates and issues.
Ever lose allowance money trying desperately to win that plastic-bag goldfish from a rigged carnival game? Your kid may be doing the same—only online.
The app stores are full of some cool content that can be great for kids. They're also home to some sketchy titles that weren't made with kids'—or maybe anyone's—best interests in mind.
"How was school?" "Did you have a good day?" We find ourselves asking these questions when our kids get home, even after we get "Fine" or "Yeah" for the millionth time.
It seems like there are a million educational apps out there, many of them making big promises about how they can help your kid. So, how do you sift through them all and find the best ones?
Data breaches, hacks, and leaks—oh, my! Internet privacy sometimes feels like a mythical, murky forest that we have to find the courage to navigate. It definitely can be confusing and overwhelming. But when it comes to our kids, we do need to care.
If you let your screen rules slide over the summer, you are not alone. So as the school year begins, there are media- and tech-related issues to consider at every age that can get everyone on the same page.
Giddyap! It may or may not be your first time at this rodeo, but either way, it's back-to-school time. That means getting into routines, staying organized, and—to keep it real—just getting out of the house on time.
As summer begins, screen use can be even harder to get a handle on.
Texting, Snapchat, and Instagram: We know how tweens and teens communicate online. It turns out that it's a bit more complicated.
When it comes to learning, there's no one-size-fits-all. Some kids need to try things out, some need to read information, some need to take notes in pictures—and on and on
As you scroll through Facebook, how many pictures of kids do you see?
As we move into spring, it's great to help kids connect to the natural world around them.