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Kids and Media

Next Week's Forecast: Deluge (of Media)

David Kleeman | Posted 10.30.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Next week, Common Sense Media will release a new study on media use among children 8-18. The world has changed radically since the last iteration of this study, five years ago.

Small Fingers, Big Insights: Mobile App Design and 0-5 Year Olds

David Kleeman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.

Access to Violence Alters Boys' Brains

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TED2014 and I was very excited about what psychologist Phillip Zimbardo had to say. He spoke about how men are failing socially, academically and with women. His TED talk struck a nerve with me.

More Evidence Parents Should Monitor Kids' Media

Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50pm EDT (Reuters Health) - How parents monitor the television and video game habits of their chil...

WATCH: Little Kids Aren't Supposed To Talk Like This

Posted 12.30.2013 | Parents

Just as parents have been known to absorb annoying language trends from their kids, children are apt to pick up the language and behaviors they observ...

Is Your Kid Allergic to Media?

Dr. G | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Dr. G

Until they make an Epi-Pen that can counter dangerous behavior and cure bad attitudes, we're going to have to watch out for signs that our kids have media allergies.

In Media, Home and Schools: I Teach. You Learn. I Hope.

David Kleeman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
David Kleeman

With roughly 150,000 apps in Apple's "education" store, most aimed at children, there is a legitimate, deep and tough debate to be had on defining and achieving quality in media intended to teach.

Rules Can't 'Fix' Kids and TV

Dr. G | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. G

Remember three TV channels? One TV in the house? How old were you the first time you got to watch TV alone?

Emma Mustich

How Much Do We Know About The Media Our Kids Consume? | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

When bad news dominates the headlines, as it has so often over the past few months, we find ourselves asking a frighteningly familiar question: how ca...

The Vow I Made To My Daughter About Our World

Thea Goodman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Thea Goodman

I cannot make the world safe or perfect or even more evolved for her but I can tell the truth as I see it. As I turn out her light, I vow to do better, to turn off the noise.

Is Technology Changing the Way Children Develop Relationships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We have entered a new era of relationships in which the rules and practices that have guided the development, maintenance and termination of relationships for eons are being rewritten.

8 Resolutions for Managing Kids' Media in 2013

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Like most people, my New Year's resolutions include eating better and exercising more. But there's something else I want to get better at: managing my kid's media and technology.

Easy Tips for Setting Screen Rules That Stick

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Model the media behavior that you want your kids to emulate.

The Morning Rush: 9 Ways to Get Your Kids Out of the House Faster

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Getting kids dressed, fed and ready for school might sound easy, but we all know the reality isn't so simple, so we reached out on Twitter and Facebook to find out what strategies parents use for taming morning madness. What methods work for you?

Technology vs. Parents

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technology is just a tool and it is what we do with it that determines whether it helps or hurts our children.

Does Self-Control Come in an App?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 03.29.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Parents and educators alike are buzzing about this new cure for our distracted, multitasking children. The name of the app? SelfControl.

So You Want To Be A Star?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 04.26.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

We wondered if the synergy between the fame-oriented content of popular TV shows and the opportunity to post online videos and status updates for "friends" and strangers created the perfect storm for a desire for fame.

More Media: What Does It Mean for America's Kids?

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media
Lesli Rotenberg

A new study from Common Sense Media confirms what we all know -- our kids spend a lot of time with media.

Cyber-Bullying Education Needs to Start Earlier

Lesli Rotenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lesli Rotenberg

Early education is critical for helping children learn how to explore the online world safely and respectfully. There are many resources to help.

Kids and Media: Joined at the Hip

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

A brand new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that among young people 8-18, use of every type of media has increased over the past 10 years, with the exception of reading.