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Articles by Common Sense Media® to help children and teenagers safely and successfully access mobile devices and online media.

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5 strategies for getting kids off devices

5 strategies for getting kids off devices

“Just a sec,” say nine out of 10 parents answering an email when their kid asks them for something. If it’s hard for us to jump out of the digital world, just imagine you’re 3 and the lines between fantasy and reality are already…

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Why the best parental control is you

Why the best parental control is you

Instead of flipping a switch, be the voice in their head. If your kid’s online, there have probably been times when you’ve wanted to track everything they’ve texted, see their entire social media history, or just shut off the internet…

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18 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

18 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

Social media apps that let teens do it all — text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos — often fly under parents’ radars. It’s official: Facebook isn’t cool. Though some teens still use it, they prefer to…

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