The Healthy Young Minds Campaign
Today's young people face unprecedented challenges.
The U.S. surgeon general and the American Academy of Pediatrics have declared a youth mental health crisis in the United States. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization advocating for children and families in the digital world, Common Sense is stepping up to address this crisis.
The Healthy Young Minds campaign is a multiyear initiative focused on building public understanding of the youth mental health crisis, spotlighting solutions, and catalyzing momentum for industry and policy change.
Read on to find out how you can get involved.
See what's happening
Holding Social Media Accountable for Its Role in the Youth Mental Health Crisis
We've joined the Dove Self-Esteem Project's Campaign for Kids' Online Safety in its efforts to pass the Kids Online Safety Act in Congress.
Our five focus areas
1. Normalize youth mental health challenges—work to reduce stigma and raise awareness about the prevalence of youth mental health issues.
2. Promote programs and ideas that increase social connection and decrease loneliness.
3. Emphasize the importance of prevention and early intervention strategies to support youth mental health.
4. Ensure responsible social media platform design and promote platform accountability for the safety of young people online.
5. Publicize specific steps to take for anyone experiencing an acute mental health crisis.
Stay tuned for additional information about events, town hall discussions in your area, and more.
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Who we are
An independent voice for kids, families, and schools everywhere.
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization giving kids, families, and schools the tools to make informed choices about media and technology. Families know us for our independent, age-based reviews of movies, TV shows, books, games, and apps. Educators use our free curriculum and edtech reviews to plan lessons and integrate technology into their teaching practice. At our core, we are a children's advocacy group. We draw on original research, industry expertise, and community partnerships to advocate for laws and policies that help kids thrive.