Common Sense Media Web Site

“Common sense is not so common.” Voltaire,, Dictionnaire Philosophique 1764

A website that I learned about recently from the Journal of Pediatrics article, “The Elephant in the Examination Room: Addressing Parent and Child Mobile Device Use as a Teachable Moment:”  commonsensemedia.org

“Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.”
This website has extensive resources for families regarding all forms of media.  This includes advice on apps, age for using smartphones, encouragement for device-free dinners, movie/TV reviews and more.
The AAP also has a media use plan tool: www.healthychildren.org/mediauseplan based on children’s ages.

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