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Young Voter’s Guide to Social Media and the News [web resource]

Millions of young voters are gearing up to vote in November—many for the first time—but feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information on social media. Read more ›

Report: Tweens, Teens, Tech, and Mental Health [downloadable]

In the years leading up to 2020, researchers and advocates expressed growing concerns about a mental health crisis among young people in the United States. Alongside rising rates of depression and suicide, increased social media and technology use seemed like an obvious culprit at first—but the latest findings tell a more complex and nuanced story. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Produces Weekly Podcast on Parenting During a Pandemic

Coronavirus has turned our lives upside down. Common Sense created Parent Trapped to capture parents’ candid stories and moments when reality meets (comic) relief. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Launches Free Distance Learning Resources [web resource]

On April 1, Common Sense Media launched Wide Open School, a set of free online resources to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Offers Resources to Deal with School Closures and More [web resource]

Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for parents and educators with best practices for learning at home, keeping kids supervised and engaged, safeguarding physical and mental wellness, and more. Read more ›

How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it’s no wonder. Due to the 24-hour news cycle, social media and cellphone notifications — and even sources you wouldn’t expect, such as Instagram and YouTube — kids are immersed in doom and gloom.

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Media Use by Tweens and Teens 2019 [downloadable]

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, an update to the 2015 study of the same name, is a big-picture look at how young people in America are engaging with media. Read more ›

Books with Characters on the Autism Spectrum

Whether you have someone in your family or school who’s on the spectrum or are just looking for a compelling read, these books, recommended by Common Senses Media, deliver. Read more ›