News and Media Literacy Topic Center

Media literacy is critical for kids and teens whose exposure to fake news, political satire, and scary news is greater than ever. With Common Sense Media's digital literacy resources, parents can help kids fact-check the news, determine reliable sources, and learn to separate fact from fiction. Learn the how's and why's of explaining the news to kids, the impact of social media on the news, and even how to decode online advertising. These information-literacy skills will help kids think critically, resist advertising pressure, and become smart consumers.