Great stories have the potential to entertain, enrich, and inspire.
Whether at home or in the classroom, families and teachers are looking for something that's not just appropriate for kids, but actually good. That's why we're committed to recommending age-appropriate media that kids can enjoy and families and teachers can feel good about: movies and books with diverse characters, made by diverse creators. Apps and games that don't collect kids' personal data. Great online learning activities. And so much more—all using our ratings based on research and child development guidelines.
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Media profoundly affects kids' social, emotional, and physical development. Our entertainment media reviews help families make great media choices.
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Our editors have reviewed nearly 42,000 movies, TV shows, apps, video games, books, and podcasts for age appropriateness and quality.
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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.