Common Sense Media

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San Francisco

Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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Archived Q&A and Reviews

Sept 2007

RE: Website with kid-appropriate movie reviews?

I have the perfect site for you: Common Sense Media. Not only does it rate kids' movies, it also reviews, TV. Web Sites, DVDs, computer games etc. It's very well organized and has great archives. Mollie

I often check with for movies (they also review games, websites, TV shows, and even books). Their review for ''Ratatouille'' recommended it for children 5 years and over. They also have kid media related news -- like the recent study about scary movies causing kids' nightmares. Definitely worth checking out! Movie Wary Mom

I really recommend you check out Common Sense Media: This non-profit isn't affiliated w/ any commercial, religious, etc. organization. They do a great job rating the age appropriateness of tv shows, video games, etc. The have both their own reviews and parent reviews. anon

Oct 2003

RE: parent-friendly website for critiques of older kids' films

You should also know about a great new resource! Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization founded by my friend James Steyer, founder of Children Now and author of ''The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children.'' The website contains information on movies, video games, tv shows, and books, assigning them a rating (green, yellow or red) for sex, violence, language and content, as well as a 0-5 star quality rating. You can search by age range or by title. You can write your own comments. Add it to your list of bookmarked sites! - Natasha

Check out, a non-profit dedicated to educating caregivers about kids' media choices. sheryl