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Seeta Pai
Former Vice President, Research | Mom of two
How Kids' and Teens' Reading Rates are Falling, and What You Can Do to Help Kids Read More
Do you have a teen who hardly reads? You're not alone. Adolescents aren't reading for fun much anymore, and their reading achievement hasn't increased for over two decades. What's more, large... read more
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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
Hello Barbie Faces Possible Hack
As reported in The Guardian, when it was first released, the Wi-Fi-enabled toy Hello Barbie had multiple security issues that would have allowed hackers to reroute the doll's communication to a... read more
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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
Privacy, Parenting, and the VTech Breach
Late last week, news broke about a data breach at the popular game and toy manufacturer VTech. The initial description of the breach sounded fairly large: Nearly five million parent accounts and 200,... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
How Does Addiction to Technology Affect Behavior?
 In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, businessman and author Tony Schwartz offered an honest yet troubling account of what he calls his "addiction" to technology. The medical and research fields... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Remembering Liz Perle
Today everyone at Common Sense Media is mourning the loss of Liz Perle, our beloved editor-in-chief and one of the founders of our organization. After a long battle with cancer, Liz died peacefully... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Announcing Common Sense Latino and Univision Partnership
This is an exciting day for us at Common Sense Media! We're launching a multiplatform campaign with Univision Contigo called "Connected, We Advance" designed to increase Internet access among Latino... read more
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Introducing Digital Compass: Where is your tween headed?
It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more
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Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
Spark the Discussion on Digital Life at Your School
At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their schools or communities involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are affecting kids. But many parents don't... read more
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