Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

Trusted ratings created with families in mind.
Home Team
Movie

Home Team

Feel-good comedy has nice messages, also language, drinking. Full expert review
The King's Daughter
Movie

The King's Daughter

Dreamy historical fantasy questions science; guns used. Full expert review
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
Movie

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Slapsticky monster sequel has silly laughs, mild peril. Full expert review
Scream (2022)
Movie

Scream (2022)

Gory "re-quel" in meta-horror series is still wicked fun. Full expert review
The Complete Maus
Book

The Complete Maus

Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust. Full expert review
As We See It
 
TV

As We See It

Earned laughs in great series about neurodiverse roommates. Full expert review
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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

TV That Promotes Perseverance

Help kids learn the value of sticking with something, no matter what challenges they face.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

Movies That Promote Teamwork

Help kids learn the value of working respectfully and effectively with a group -- and doing their share.
Be Kind

Books That Teach Empathy

Help kids learn the importance of caring for others.

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2021 Common Sense Research Roundup: Eight Surprising Findings

Media and technology continue to shape kids' lives in important ways.
Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Congress is facing a watershed opportunity to change the trajectory of social media for our kids.
Why We Shouldn’t Demonize Kids’ Screen Time

Why We Shouldn’t Demonize Kids’ Screen Time

New research reveals how tweens and teens have been using media to connect, create and learn during the pandemic.
The Research Is Clear: Our Kids' Privacy Is at Risk

The Research Is Clear: Our Kids' Privacy Is at Risk

Despite some improvements, our new State of Kids' Privacy report shows popular apps and devices pose real threats.

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