My oldest daughter is now firmly planted in PG-movie territory which means I really have to pay attention to what she is seeing, reading and listening to — hopefully without having to actually watch, read and listen to it all myself. Thankfully, Common Sense Media can help me navigate my way through the world of kid’s media.

Instead of telling me if a show or website is “bad” or “good” for kids based on someone’s personal, religious
or political agenda, Common Sense Media summarizes the hot-button issues like “language” and “violence & scariness” in a unbiased way, and let’s me decide if it is right for my kids. I love that I can check new movie releases, look up specific titles or even browse their own recos for best sleepover movie or best science shows for kids.

The site’s content can now be customized for my kids’ ages, so I don’t have to wade through media for 14 year-olds to get what I need. And even though there are thousands of reviews here, I had no trouble navigating around the site.

But just a warning to future playdates: We do find fart jokes hilarious.

Check out Common Sense Media‘s huge collection of movie, music, book, game and website reviews for kids. It’s also available as an app for iOS and Android.

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