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!
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.
Dive deeper into the choose-your-own-adventure world of Minecraft, the quirky building game that can keep kids hooked for hours, but has lots of learning benefits, too.
Learn more about the video-conferencing software that took the world by storm -- until privacy and security issues caused a backlash.
Under the right circumstances -- and with plenty of oversight -- Messenger Kids can help young kids connect. But is social media OK for this age group?
Google's free-to-schools organization platform makes it easy for students to keep all their schoolwork in one place -- but it invites privacy and safety risks that parents should keep an eye on.
Is Instagram safe? How does it work? And what's a "finsta"? Everything parents need to know about this popular image-sharing app.
Are your kids caught up in the Fortnite frenzy? Here's everything you need to know about this popular video game.
How to enjoy YouTube with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and confused.
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.
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.
It's promoted as a family-friendly destination for mobile games, but is this subscription gaming service safe is right for your kids?
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.
Is Roblox safe for kids? How does it work? And what the heck are Robux?
Is Twitch safe for kids? Here's everything you need to know about this massively popular gaming and livestreaming platform.
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.
Is your gamer obsessed with Steam? Here's everything you need to know about the popular but permissive PC gaming platform.
Are smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon's Echo OK for kids? Should you buy smart home technology? What are the benefits of smart devices and what are the privacy and security risks? Get answers to parents' most-asked questions about smart devices.
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.
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.
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.