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Common Sense Media Tip of the Week - How Media Can Bring People Together

Common Sense Media

How Media Can Bring People Together

We are flooded with information about tech addiction, the risks of social media, and the potential harms of video games. While there are definitely concerns and it's critical we stay informed and involved, there's another side to the story.

Tech and media use definitely involves a paradox: It can cause conflict and make us feel compulsive. But it's also an opportunity to bring people together. Media and tech can foster family bonding over distances and in our own living rooms, including via apps you can play together and great movies for Friday night. Especially over the holidays as you're trying to spend some quality time with each other, you can make media one piece of that puzzle. Find the good stuff, use it in balance, and enforce your expectations to enjoy media -- together.