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Our Mission

Our Mission
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume. We believe in media sanity, not censorship.We believe that media has truly become "the other parent" in our kids' lives, powerfully affecting their mental, physical, and social development.We believe in teaching our kids to be savvy, respectful and responsible media interpreters, creators, and communicators.

Wildfire's "Performance Matters" Guide to Effectively Marketing Your Business on Facebook As an admin, and while viewing your Facebook page, click Admin Panel in the upper right. Then choose Manage Permissions from the Edit Page drop down. From the left hand side choose the "apps" button. A list of applications results. Find the application to which you are trying to add a promotion, and click “go to app.” Once you have clicked on “go to app” a new screen will populate prompting you to enter the username and password associated with your Wildfire account. Choose “add to page” to connect any of your published promotions to the application on your fanpage.

How We Rate and Review Common Sense Media publishes independent ratings and reviews for nearly everything kids want to watch, read, play, and learn. We never receive payments or other consideration for our reviews. Our unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and are not influenced by the creators or by our funders. Because media profoundly affects our kids' social, emotional, and physical development, Common Sense Media rates media based on age appropriateness and learning potential. We rely on developmental criteria from some of the nation's leading authorities to determine what content is appropriate for which ages. For each title, we indicate the age for which a title is either appropriate or most relevant (as in, most likely your kids will see it) and assign an ON (age appropriate), PAUSE (somewhat edgy for the age), or OFF (not age appropriate) rating. Best: Really engaging, excellent learning approach. Very Good: Engaging, very good learning approach. Is it any good? One star? What's the story?

Introducing Our New Safety Center Dollar Artist home page Study: Kids Go Digital, But TV Still Reigns On a recent plane trip, the toddler in the row ahead of me reached through the gap in the seats and swooshed her finger across my iPad. She didn't speak; she didn't even look at me. She simply had a nearly instinctual response to my tablet: Swipe! Not surprisingly, research confirms what I saw before my very eyes: Even little kids are digital pros. Seventy two percent of children under 8 have used a mobile device, and 38 percent of children under 2 have used one, according to Common Sense Media's new study, Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013. It's a dramatic increase in the two years since we first measured a significant surge in kids' mobile use in our 2011 Zero to Eight study. Among the key findings: Families love mobile devices. Understanding what kids are using, how they're using it, and how much time they spend on it can help lead to better products, better parenting, and better public policies.

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P-Mate - Female Freedom - The Freedom To Pee Standing Up Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media October 28, 2013 Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 is the second in a series of surveys by Common Sense Media designed to document the media environments and behaviors of kids ages 8 and under. Replicating methods used two years ago, we're able to see what's changed. Read highlights from the study in the infographic below, and visit our research page to download the full report. Online Safety Guide #safedchat #edchat Home / Kids' Safety / Safety Guide Keeping children safe on the Internet is everyone's job. Parents need to stay in close touch with their kids as they explore the Internet.Teachers need to help students use the Internet appropriately and safely.Community groups, including libraries, after-school programs, and others should help educate the public about safe surfing.Kids and teens need to learn to take responsibility for their own behavior -- with guidance from their families and communities.It's not at all uncommon for kids to know more about the Internet and computers than their parents or teachers. If that's the case in your home or classroom, don't despair. A little perspective from a parent who's been there Just as adults need to help kids stay safe, they also need to learn not to overreact when they find out a child or teenager has been exposed to inappropriate material or strayed from a rule. The challenges posed by the Internet can be positive. Guide to Online Privacy