Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Both Democrats and Republicans Want More Government Support for Kids and Families

January 29, 2024

Our new "State of Kids and Families in America" report reveals how both voters and young people feel about the challenges and solutions facing families as we approach the 2024 election.

What We Learned About Kids and Media in 2023

January 3, 2024

Our team has identified areas that need more research in 2024.

What Teens Want Adults to Know About Their Relationships with Smartphones

September 26, 2023

Young people find phones hard to resist, and the industry could do more to help them manage their responsibilities.

Companies Need to Be Honest About Selling Our Data

June 28, 2023

Our new report shows that most apps and platforms mislead kids and their caregivers about how they sell and share personal data.

Holding Social Media Accountable for Its Role in the Youth Mental Health Crisis

April 19, 2023

Common Sense Media has joined the Dove Self-Esteem Project's Campaign for Kids' Online Safety in its efforts to pass the Kids Online Safety Act in Congress.

When Racial Violence Goes Viral

March 31, 2023

Algorithmic racism causes trauma and mental health challenges for Black youth, while platforms profit.

Teen Girls Share How They Really Feel About Social Media

March 30, 2023

New research on teen girls' experiences on TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube highlights how platforms can better protect their mental health.

Common Sense Cinches a Late-Game Victory for Kids by Passing CAMRA in Congress

January 17, 2023

With the passage of one of Common Sense's long-time priorities, we are now closer to getting much-needed research on how technology impacts kids' and teens' development and health.

Kids and Media: Four Trends to Watch in 2023

January 12, 2023

Our 2022 research highlights where government and industry can do more to support and protect our kids.