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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
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 YouTube Stars Your Kids Love
You'll be forgiven if you think Smosh sounds like something you do to a bug and PewDiePie is a new kind of dessert. These -- and lots of other names you've probably never heard of -- are some of the... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out for This School Year
This school year, "drama" won't be limited to the school auditorium. Digital drama will play out in texts, on social media, and on popular teen websites. From forums that let kids pose hurtful... read more
Taryn Degnan
Interactive Marketing Manager | Mom of one
Smart Tech Tools to Make Every Parent's Life Easier
We'll never get more hours in the day, but technology gives us a little more wiggle room. Whether it's managing the family's schedule, occupying the kids with quality entertainment, or staying on top... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Wild Adventures for September
Just because kids are back in school, they don't have to stop dreaming, exploring, and imagining exciting adventures beyond the classroom door. Books can take them on journeys they never thought... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
18 Questions to Ask on Back to School Night
Students heading to school this year may be the most technically savvy, media-aware bunch ever. YouTube, Minecraft, and even MythBusters are being used to engage kids in class, while Instagram,... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
A Parent's Ultimate Guide to YouTube
Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie -- the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly antics, and... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Screen-Time Limits for Parents?
Distracted parenting has been a hot topic recently. Some experts link the rise in smartphone ownership to a spike in emergency room visits for kids under 5. Others say kids are growing up starved for... read more


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