* Common Sense Media- WOW!

internet and computerAre you looking for a way to sort through the enormous world of apps and online media?  As a parent or teacher of special needs kids, do you want some support in finding books and movies appropriate for your child’s interests and abilities?  Can you be sure that what your kids are watching or playing is safe?  What should I do if my child is being cyber-bullied?  Try Common Sense Media, a huge not-for-profit website dedicated to systematic and thorough reviews of apps, books, movies, TV shows, and more.

Here’s a glance at how it works.  Let’s say you have a youngster who wants to see the movie “Home.”  Go to Common Sense Media for an amazing in-depth review.  Find the appropriate age range, the movie story line, its educational value, whether there are scary or violent parts, what you might discuss with your kids, and whether it’s even worth watching.  All of those features, and more, are rated on a scale of one to five stars.  Want to find out what others are saying about the movie?  What about selecting related alternatives?  It’s all there.  And if you’ve seen the movie, add your own review.

I am amazed at the quality of the reviews on this site.  Common Sense Media is an online gem, a definite 5 out of 5 stars.  I’ll share more about my favorite features in posts to come.  Be sure to check it out!

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