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Is this movie appropriate for my child? Turn to Common Sense Media

Today, kids can watch movies or videos anytime from their phones.  With platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, new content is constantly available.  If you, as a parent, or an educator, are concerned about whether or not content is appropriate for your child or students, consult Common Sense Media.  Common Sense Media gets to the heart of what parents and educators need to know – from positive role models to violence and drug use, this website provides parents with an overview,  a list of content ratings, parent reviews, and a recommended age.  Check out some of the features in the screenshots below.

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Common Sense Media provide ratings on several different topics. Parents can click to read more information on each topic.


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Parents and Educators can read examples that provide insight into the ratings for each topic

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Parents and educators can read more about the story line, talking points for family conversations, etc.

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Parents and Educators can read reviews by Common Sense Media, by parents, and by students as well as see a recommended age for viewing.


About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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