Most technology wasn't built with kids in mind. We're on a mission to change that.
We believe in media that inspires and entertains families of all kinds. In technology that protects privacy and supports communities. In learning tools that prepare students and teachers for success in a connected world. Discover how we're working to make the digital world better for kids and families.
Discover our media ratings and reviews at Common Sense Media
Find our curriculum and classroom resources at Common Sense Education
From high-quality media recommendations to internet access for all learners, we're making media and technology safer, healthier, and more equitable for kids everywhere. Learn about the issues we stand for below.
The issues we stand for inform the work we do under our core brands:
10 million families
connected to high-speed internet thanks to the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which Common Sense actively supported
124 million families
making informed choices about what to watch, read, and play
95% of students
confident in digital citizenship after learning with our curriculum
Together with our partners, we're working at every level to build a more healthy, equitable, and empowering future for all kids in the digital age.
Age-based reviews and ratings
Every day, families rely on our reviews of movies, apps, and more to make choices for their kids. We meet families where they're watching, reading, and buying with relevant, research-backed guidance.
Common Sense Media offers 45K trusted, independent ratings.
And reaches millions of parents at the point of decision via our business development partners.
Common Sense Media ratings and advice appear on platforms of
12 major distribution partners
reaching millions of parents and caregivers at the point of decision.
Curriculum, tools, and training
Now that there's a smartphone in almost every pocket, we need media literacy and digital citizenship in every school. We prepare educators and students for success.
Partnerships for positive impact
To meet the unique needs of diverse and underserved families, we work with a network of community partners to expand our reach and provide research-informed advice and education to support kids' healthy development.
Our Family and Community Engagement team reaches thousands of advocates, educators, and caregivers in their communities nationwide with support and information on media, tech, and kids.
Through our Tips By Text program, we have sent nearly 1 million tips, advice, and information directly to parents and caregivers who need it.
Advocacy and policy change
Safeguarding online privacy. Closing the digital divide. Ensuring paid family leave and early childcare. We can achieve all this and more when we work together.
Our efforts were instrumental in passing the California Consumer Privacy Act which has set a blueprint for privacy legislation in the U.S.
Our team lobbied for the $100 billion included in the 2022 bipartisan infrastructure bill to connect homes, schools, and communities to high-speed internet.