Digital Literacy and Citizenship
Today's students need a new set of skills to thrive as learners, leaders, and digital citizens.
Digital citizenship skills are key to helping kids take control of their digital lives. Our free, research-backed K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum teaches students how to make smart choices online, think critically, and practice healthy habits. We address top media and tech concerns for schools, and support students and educators with authentic learning activities, real-life examples, and professional development. Most importantly, we take a whole-community approach, engaging both families and school communities with tips and advice to support students and create a path to lifelong learning.
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Digital Citizenship Curriculum
All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Learn more about our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum.
70% of U.S. schools
use our Digital Citizenship Curriculum to prepare their students to think critically and act responsibly – both online and in life.
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Public and private-sector reforms to safeguard privacy, minimize harm, and support healthy media and tech for all.
Advice, research, and community outreach to support kids' mental, physical, and emotional health and build awareness of tech's effects on well-being.
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.