Parents' Ultimate Guides

Struggling to keep up with the media and tech your kids are using? Common Sense's Parents' Ultimate Guides can help keep you up to date and answer your questions about all the latest titles and trends. Whether you're trying to figure out if a new app is safe for your teen or if a popular game includes blood and gore, we've got you covered. And if you can't find what you're looking for, let us know!

Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube
How to enjoy YouTube with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and confused.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
Is YouTube Kids really safe for kids? How does it work, and how do you set filters and parental controls? Learn more about this kid-targeted, but sometimes iffy, YouTube-lite app.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
Is Snapchat safe for kids? How does it work? And what's with Snapstreaks? Everything curious parents need to know about this ultra-popular app.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Fortnite
Are your kids caught up in the Fortnite frenzy? Here's everything you need to know about this popular video game.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Discord
Is Discord safe? How does it work? And what does it have to do with Fortnite? Here's everything you need to know about this popular chat app for gamers.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok
Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Here's everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Roblox
Is Roblox safe for kids? How does it work? And what the heck are Robux?
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Apex Legends
Did your kids make the sudden switch from Fortnite to this new battle royale romp? Here's everything you need to know about the popular video game.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Livestreaming
Whether it's a shared moment between friends, or a public feed with millions of followers, livestreaming entertains and enlightens with on-the-fly video that's not always age-appropriate.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Esports
Now that esports is in high schools across the country, your teen gamer can justify gaming as "training" -- and maybe even win a college scholarship.
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls
Do you need parental controls? What are the options? Do they really work? Here's everything you need to know about the wide array of parental control solutions, from OS settings to monitoring apps to network hardware.