Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

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Closing the Digital Divide, One Laptop at a Time

January 23, 2023

Congress passed the COVS Act in December, giving government laptops and devices a new life to help students, veterans, and their families.

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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.

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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.

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Teens Are Watching Pornography, and It's Time to Talk About It

January 10, 2023

New research confirms that most teens surveyed have seen online pornography, but conversations with trusted adults can point them toward healthy ways to explore their sexuality.

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What We Loved About Kids' Media in 2022

December 19, 2022

Our Best of 2022 lists highlight growth in diversity, race and representation, and mental health awareness.

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What Squid Game's Emmy Says About the Desire for Diversity

December 14, 2022

International streaming brings more global entertainment options to families and offers more diverse representation to kids and teens.

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How Connectivity for All Helps Everyone

December 7, 2022

The digital divide leaves people unconnected, but it also prevents important services from getting faster and smarter through technology. Today we have a chance to fix that.

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VR and MMOs vs. the “Metaverse”

November 17, 2022

Misconceptions and buzz about the metaverse are distracting from the need for action on existing technologies that already pose harm to kids.

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Kids Deserve Better Privacy in Virtual Reality

November 15, 2022

Our new report reveals how vulnerable our personal data is in VR, and why now is the time to define what privacy means for all of us.

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Representation Ratings Need to Reflect the Nuances of Kids' Ethnic-Racial and Social-Emotional Development

October 27, 2022

Common Sense Media's new ratings and reviews in Spanish will help parents find high-quality representations in media for their families.