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Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

Media

Find age-based ratings, reviews, and guidance for everything families want to watch, read, play, and learn.

Education

We support pre-K–12 schools with lesson plans, edtech reviews, family resources, and everything else students need to thrive in a connected world.

Advocacy

See how we advocate for media and technology that is safer, healthier, and more equitable for kids, families, schools, and communities everywhere.

Latest projects and initiatives

The Common Sense Census 2021
Media use for tweens and teens has grown faster since the start of the pandemic than it has over the four years before the pandemic started. Our new report uncovers the content behind all this media use, and the media activities that kids enjoy most.
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The Inclusion Imperative
This report reinforces how media representation is important to how kids build their understanding of both their own ethnic-racial group, and that of others, and how parents are seeking media that teaches acceptance and inclusion.
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Connect All Students
Common Sense called on lawmakers to connect all students and close the digital divide—and they listened.
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The role of media during the pandemic
This report explores how tweens and teens have strategically been using entertainment media to improve their mental health, stay social and creative, and continue learning.
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