Young Kids & Screens

Workshops for families with kids age 0–8

Use this toolkit to help families nurture young children's development in the digital age.

Facilitate meaningful conversations with parents and caregivers with these six workshops, available in English and Spanish. Share strategies to help young kids develop essential life skills, both with and without the use of screens.

Get started with the workshop series guide in English or Spanish.

Common Sense's in-depth analysis of how kids use high-quality media content, as well as their development of executive functioning skills, informed these workshops. Learn more in our research overview.

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Raising Healthy Kids in a Digital World

Raising Healthy Kids in a Digital World

Think about how technology has changed in our lifetimes, and discuss the benefits and challenges of raising kids in today's online world.

See Facilitator's Guide: English | Spanish
Download Workshop Slides: English | Spanish

Finding Balance with Media and Tech Use at Home

Finding Balance with Media and Tech Use at Home

Explore how to establish a healthy balance of activities for our children, with and without media and tech.

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Cómo elegir contenido de alta calidad para tus niños

Choosing High-Quality Media for Your Kids

Highlight the importance of choosing high-quality media content for kids, plus get resources to help make informed decisions.

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Cómo usar los medios y la tecnología para reforzar los lazos familiares

How to Make Meaningful Family Connections Using
Media and Tech

Learn about the benefits of co-using media with kids, and practice using questioning strategies to strengthen important early childhood skills.

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Download Workshop Slides: English | Spanish

Cómo presentar a los niños pequeños el tema de la seguridad en línea

Introducing Online Safety to Young Kids

Explore how to introduce digital citizenship and online safety in an accessible way to young children.

See Facilitator's Guide: English | Spanish
Download Workshop Slides: English | Spanish

Cómo usar los medios y la tecnología para apoyar el aprendizaje de los niños pequeños

How to Use Media and Tech to Build Life Skills in Young Kids

Discuss and reflect on how media and technology can affect key areas of children's development.

See Facilitator's Guide: English | Spanish
Download Workshop Slides: English | Spanish

Consejos sobre los medios y recursos para familias

Media Tips and Resources for Families

Find more tools, videos, and advice for families on how to manage screen time and use devices to help kids build important life skills.

Read
Managing TV Shows, Videos, and Apps with Kids Age 0–2: English | Spanish
How to Use TV, Phones, and Tablets with Kids Age 3–8: English | Spanish

Watch
4 Tips for Managing TV Shows, Videos, and Apps for Little Kids: English | Spanish
5 Tips for Managing Media Devices for Kids Age 3–8: English | Spanish
 
Text
Parents and caregivers can sign up for Tech Balance to receive free text messages on how to build healthy media habits at home: English | Spanish

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