Common Sense Media rates learning-based media

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We review every single piece of media that comes out, that's directed at kids, so if your kids are asking about a certain movie or a video game or an app or a TV show, we are going to let you know the overall quality of that piece of media, that's our star rating and the age appropriateness of that media, so we'll tell you what we believe is the best target age of that media. There's also a tonne of digital media that's coming out that's directed at kids, that's been developed as a learning tool, so this is apps, games and websites and we review those with age appropriate target ages, we're also looking at the learning potential of digital media and we look at three different criteria; we're looking at how well digital media engages children in their learning, the approach to learning that it takes and how well it provides support for children as they're learning. We really believe that digital media has great learning potential and can teach kids way beyond these academic skills, of ABCs and 123s and really help kids learn how to learn.

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Caroline Knorr

Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media

As Common Sense Media's parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids' media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you're wondering "what’s the right age for…?", Caroline can help you make the decision that works best for your family. She has more than 20 years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at Walmart.com, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do. And she's the proud mom of a teenage son whose media passions include Star Wars, StarCraft, graphic novels, and the radio program This American Life

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