Latest Common Sense Media Stories

2013-11-12 23:21:34

Director Les Ottolenghi releases "Submit the Documentary" Classroom edition online. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Director Les Ottolenghi releases the Classroom Cut of film “Submit the Documentary” the reality of cyberbullying, online today. Two weeks ago the Director’s Cut was put online via Vimeo and YouTube and received over 2000 views in just a weeks’ time. The film’s mission is to help parents and teachers start a dialogue with today’s teens and tweens...

Touch Screen Devices Increasingly Used By Children Of All Ages
2013-10-28 13:48:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though the statistic certainly won’t surprise anyone who’s visited a school, playground or even family restaurant in the past three years, one new study claims more young children are using smartphones and tablets for longer periods of time. This discovery represents the inevitable shift in culture and technology as tech-savvy kids adapt to grow into a society that’s more and more being presented on a touch screen. According...

California Law Gives Minors Internet Delete Button
2013-09-25 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kids may say the darndest things, but in the age of social media, those things can come back to haunt them. To help keep kids from ruining their future job or relationship prospects, California has just passed a law that will give minors the power to compel social media sites to delete their personal history, including comments, posts and pictures. "This is a groundbreaking protection for our kids who often act impetuously with...

2013-09-19 23:19:57

Family event/fundraiser hosted at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, will feature game trucks, mobile apps, celebrities, and more. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a digital world, today announced the second annual GameOn!, a family event/fundraiser focused around four areas: technology, sports, play, and learning. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, from 2-5...

2013-09-18 23:25:37

“Submit the Documentary” and Jedi Camp Screening September 21, 2013 Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 SUBMIT, a cyberbullying documentary, is being shown with Jedi Camp at the Franklin Institute Theater at 1:00pm for the FirstGlance Film Festival. This unique combinations will bring to light the epidemic facing today’s youth in a technological world. Tickets for the afternoon event are $10.00 (http://firstglancefilms.com/tickets/). The Jedi Camp is Star Wars meets...

2013-09-09 23:02:31

Ninth annual awards co-hosted by Ali Wentworth at the Kennedy Center will celebrate LeVar Burton, ABC’s Modern Family, Dr. Mark Edwards, Sen. Edward J. Markey with Rep. Joe Barton, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping kids, parents, and teachers thrive with media and technology, today announced the honorees for the 9th annual Common Sense Media...

Online Privacy For Kids Should Be Better Protected
2012-12-07 06:08:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of Americans support regulations requiring websites to gain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13, according to a new survey by the non-profit groups Center for Digital Democracy and Common Sense Media. The survey, released on Thursday, comes ahead of a vote by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on whether to strengthen enforcement of the Children's...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.