Kids + News Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense has just released new research on Kids and News. The report is designed for parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
3.8.17

Book of the Month Club: January 2017

This month, the book we're all talking about is A Gentleman in Moscow. The elegant tale, penned by Amor Towles chronicles four decades in the life of Count Alexander Rostov - an aristocrat who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922.
1.25.17

Peace Out, First Family

We particularly love that the Obamas valued the arts - and that kids who got to grown up under this presidency are sharing this photo on Facebook today.
1.20.17

Fake News: Why Media Literacy Matters

A recent Stanford University study determined that kids today -- digital natives -- aren't good at distinguishing between what's true and what's being sold to them online. Academics studied kids in middle school, high school, and college and determined that a generation savvy about social media is not necessarily savvy about the reliability of their news and information sources:
1.17.17

Digital Citizenship and Device Free Dinner

Learn how to raise kids who are savvy about their use of technology at school and at home, why we must all be upstanders (and not bystanders) when it comes to cyberbullying, and how to take Common Sense Media's #DeviceFreeDinner challenge.
10.19.16

Miss Peregrine is Home Grown

The story behind the novel's conception has a nice Southern California slant and the Tim Burton-directed film comes out this weekend.
9.30.16

Beach Reads 2016

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We’ve found ’em, two books worthy of your beach read: The Girls by sparkly young novelist Emma Cline took us on the unlikely journey of a young woman caught up in a California cult in the 1960’s. We also loved …

7.28.16

Addicted to Tech?

attentiondistraction-heroCommon Sense released a new report today titled ” Technology Addiction; Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.” Here is a link to the findings online. The upshot of the research roundup is this: media use is causing stress in most families, …

5.4.16

Milk + Bookies April 17, 2016

You can celebrate a love of books this month by joining the annual fundraising celebration of our favorite local charities, Milk + Bookies.
4.13.16