The second product, launched in 2009, is a K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum consisting of more than 60 lesson plans, student handouts, videos and interactive components that span three topic areas: Safety and Security, Digital Citizenship, and Research and Information Literacy. It said that 81 percent expressed concern that the media in general were encouraging violent or behavior in children. The findings focused on gender roles and their portrayal in media, which can shape career choices and self-image in children. The program includes a comprehensive library of resources, like tip sheets, workshop slides and script, videos, and discussion guides that educators can use to engage and educate parents about technology issues ranging from media violence and commercialism to cyberbullying and cellphone etiquette. The 2013 data was based on a survey of 1,463 parents. The first product is a Parent Media and Technology Education Program that was launched in late 2008.
Donations from foundations and individuals and fees from media partners finance Common Sense Media. The project is supported by Chicago philanthropist and co-founder '. Common Sense Media began allowing studios to use their ratings and endorsements in order to promote family-friendly movies in 2014. Surveys of families in the United States were compared to surveys of Japanese families and found that both countries struggle with the impact of technology on family life and relationships. The study's findings were based on data from 1,030 surveys that were given to adolescents ages thirteen to seventeen.
In 2016, reported that Common Sense Media was the United States largest non-profit dedicated to children's issues. Common Sense Media has also developed a set of ratings that are intended to gauge the educational value of videos, games, and apps. The company agreed to lease its ratings to cable companies to raise awareness. Among the teens surveyed, 49% reported that their preferred method of communication was talking in person, whereas 33% chose texting and 7% chose social media. Digital passport lessons are presented as games that reward progress with badges. In April 2015, they launched the national advocacy effort, Common Sense Kids Action, to push for certain state and federal efforts to bolster education for children.
The courses can be accessed for free by classroom teachers, who are then able to monitor their students' progress. The goal of these resources is to help young people learn how to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in today's ever-changing digital media world. The bill also forbids targeted ads based on school information and the creation of student profiles when not used for education purposes. The New York Times Company. More than 75,000 schools and over 158,000 educators around the are using these resources.
The organization also helped Representative and Texas Representative draft legislation that required websites aimed at children under 13 to obtain parental permission before collecting personal information. The paper states more than half of boys as young as 6 to 8 think their ideal weight is thinner than their current size and that children with parents who are dissatisfied with their bodies are more likely to feel that way about their own. . The was informed by research done by Howard Gardner's GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Today, the organization distributes its content to more than 100 million homes via partnerships with a variety of traditional and companies. By 2016, the organization had over 65 million unique users and worked with more than 275,000 educators across the United States.
The same year, they advocated the passing of California Senate Bill 1177, which prohibits the sale and disclosure of schools' online student data. As of 2016, the Common Sense Education program had grown to include over 300,000 member teachers in approximately 100,000 schools. As a result, Common Sense Media developed a testing system to rate movies and television shows based on their usage and portrayal of traditional gender stereotypes. An overall five-star quality rating is also included, as are questions to help families talk about their entertainment. The report also stated that seven out of ten children under age eight have used mobile devices. The organization submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court regarding the case formerly Schwarzenegger v.
For each title, Common Sense Media indicates the age for which a title is either appropriate or most relevant. Common Sense has 2 free education programs for schools and other organizations to use with students and parents. The study reported that 38% of children under two had used a mobile device. In June 2006, Common Sense Media and The Department of Clinical Bioethics at the released a , which outlines the ways that media exposure can impact children's health. In addition to Common Sense Media's traditional rating system, they also offer a set of learning based ratings, which are designed to determine complex educational values. The resources were developed with support from many foundations, including the Sherwood, , and Hewlett Foundations, which enables Common Sense to offer these products to educators for free. The New York Times Company.
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