Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Screen Time

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Esports
Forget the image of a sulky video-gamer alone in his bedroom with a computer and three days' worth of pizza boxes. Now that esports -- live video game competitions -- is an officially sanctioned high... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
What Android's Family Link App and New Digital Well-Being Features Mean for You
Parents have been grappling with finding the right balance between screens and other activities for years. Now the tech industry is trying to address those concerns -- for parents and kids. Android... read more
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Parven Kaur
Guest blogger | Mom of one
I Allow My Baby Screen Time. Don't Judge Me. Learn How I Do It.
This article is part of Common Sense Media's Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer's own.  I've been... read more
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What Teens Really Think About Their Social Media Lives
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly... read more
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School-Year Screen-Time Rules from a Teacher
This article is part of Common Sense Media's Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer's own. Last year... read more
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What Apple's New iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You
If you've been shopping around for parental controls to help manage your kids' Apple devices, you might want to put on the brakes: The new operating system, iOS 12, has a feature called Screen Time... read more
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What to Ask When Your Kid Brings Home a School-Issued Laptop
Good news, folks: You can cross off pencils and paper from your back-to-school shopping list. School-issued laptops and tablets are steadily replacing workbooks and practice packets. Yes, it's... read more
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