Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
Spark the Discussion on Digital Life at Your School
At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their schools or communities involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are affecting kids. But many parents don't... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Study: Kids Go Digital, But TV Still Reigns
On a recent plane trip, the toddler in the row ahead of me reached through the gap in the seats and swooshed her finger across my iPad. She didn't speak; she didn't even look at me. She simply had a... read more
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Amy Guggenheim Shenkan
President and COO | Mom of one
Exclusive: Samuel L. Jackson's Message for Parents
We at Common Sense Media love entertainment. Who could review nearly 20,000 media titles without having a passion for movies, games, TV shows, websites, apps, music, and books? Our goal is to help... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Our Friends' Favorites: Tom Schaar's Hot Picks for Apps and Games
In the Our Friends' Favorites series, we ask Common Sense Media friends and partners to share their top media picks, and this time we turned to skateboarder Tom Schaar to find out his favorite games... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
Our Friends' Favorites: LeVar Burton on Great Books for Boys
Our Friends' Favorites series -- in which we ask Common Sense Media's friends and partners to share their top media picks -- has recently focused on books that feature positive female characters,... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
The March on Washington: Movies, Books, and More
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of nearly 300,000 people at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, promoting messages of... read more
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Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
Backpacks and Pencils and Tablets? Oh My!
The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity for kids, teachers, and parents alike. At schools that are implementing 1-to-1 device programs, teachers are scrambling to change how they... read more
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Taryn Degnan
Interactive Marketing Manager | Mom of one
A Celebrity Mom on Media Rules, Role Models, and More
You might know her as Jan from The Office, but to her family and friends, Melora Hardin is a hardworking and dedicated mom, actress, activist, singer, producer, and director -- whew! Here, she opens... read more
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