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Non-profit Common Sense Media, which specializes in content ratings for kids, has added a podcast review category. The organization has categories for movies, TV shows, books and games. The new podcast category will review shows for kids up to 17.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Common Sense will look at a podcast’s educational value, overall quality and topics that may not be appropriate for children, such as violence, drugs, and alcohol. The service will also look at a show’s co-listening quality for families who want to listen together.
Common Sense Media’s head of podcast ratings and reviews Laura Ordonez tells THR, “It’s very clear the podcast world is growing, but what’s less obvious is how impactful and innovative kids and family podcasts are and will continue to be as they expand and evolve. Our goal is to help parents and educators navigate the kids podcast space [and] to give them the tools they need to decide what podcasts work best for their kids, families, and classrooms.”